As New Yorkers "recover" from Hurricane Irene, New Orleans this week will remember Katrina, the storm that truly devastated that city six years ago this week. I recently came across a cool and creepy film of one of the ruins of Katrina which has been relatively untouched since 2005. Six Flags had a relatively new amusement park in the city, located in the now-infamous Ninth Ward off a highway exit. The park was swamped by the storm and basically abandoned.
Filmmaker Teddy Smith got into the park last year and shot some beautiful footage on a Canon 5D. This film screened at the Dallas film festival earlier this year. Meanwhile in NOLA, the park's future is still in doubt though there was a recent announcement of a plan to redevelop it and the city to take bids on it. But for now, it is an eerie reminder of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.