Photo du Jour: Audubon Park
The Fair Family has been spending lots of time at Audubon Park lately. The weather has been cooler and especially on the weekends the park has lots of people walking, running, rollerblading, biking, etc. The above shot is the oak allee in the southwest corner of the park. Although a good amount of trees came down in the park in the winds of 29 August 2005, overall I'd say Audubon faired well considering. You see about 15-20 downed large trees traversing the entire loop. I had concern for the above portion of the park and although one tree has been noticeably cut down, most of the trees here made it--although substantially thinned out from the high winds. On Sunday, we got a snowball from the trailer parked along St. Charles Avenue. I've been saying for years someone should do such a thing--either there on in the back parking area off of Magazine. The couple running the operation has encountered some resistance to parking here (they have all required permits, etc.) and they told me they go out of their way to make sure the area around the trailer isn't littered--as the potential for littering seems to be the reason for the resistance. They seemed sincere and I believe they should be allowed to operate alongside the park. Without doubt, the resource that is Audubon Park is one of the absolute assets of living in Uptown New Orleans.
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