Pipes. Water pipes. Replacements meant for a lawn sprinkler system.
You wouldn’t think people in New Orleans would need it. Sometimes we do. It isn’t just for keeping the lawn green. For some folks a manicured lawn is important. Not for all of us.
Sprinkler systems really help when we’ve gone more than a week or so without rain during the hot summer months. The dirt starts pulling back from the buildings leaving gaping holes and cracks. This can expose house pipes, underground electrical wires, and even the piles on which most homes are built, to damage. We wet the soil, especially in more outlying neighborhoods like Lakeview.
You wouldn’t think that in Swampville. But, we are built on a swamp, or at least, shifting sands. If we are lucky we are built on a ridge. There are only so many ridges to go around. When the swamp starts to dry out a bit, bad things can happen. So, lawn care sprinkler systems come into play.
The picture. I saw the pipe parts box laying near to the repair work. I made a few pictures. I developed them and added some heavy post production to bring out the hidden color. I really never add color. I find it in the digital file.
The mass shooting. When three or more people die, the Feds get involved. They are. There is a $25,000 reward for good information leading to the killers. Yes, it was definitely gang related. No, we still don’t know who the shooters are. The mayor made one statement and hasn’t been seen since. This is the time when the city, and especially that neighborhood, needs her leadership. Oh, Madam Mayor.