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Vive La Nouvelle Orleans

Fred Gion writes from Paris:

Remember the French Quarter was built with good old techniques from the

old world and if Bourbon street is flooded, even for a long time, I’m sure

that the French Government will fly in a team of Architectes des Monuments

Historiques who specialize in rescuing precious ancient buildings. If the

French quarter needs old wooden French doors, we’ll open the storage rooms

of a few museums and find plenty of doors. Same for wooden panneling,

windows, balconies, paintings, you name it. France is a big reservoir of

spare parts for old French buildings. If something French is lost, destroyed

or broken, I’m sure France will be proud to provide the people of New

Orleans with a new one – or more to the point – with and old one. La

Nouvelle Orleans ne mourra jamais. (New Orleans will never die).

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