Lake Scenes
With special thanks to Kathy Bloodworth for these beautiful photographs of
scenes on and near Lake Pontchartrain.  Kathy took these photos in the
1980's, while living in Bucktown and working as a freelance photographer,
as well as at Sintes Boat Works.   
Most of the buildings in these images
were washed away by hurricanes George and Katrina.  Nancy
Seymour's Restaurant, the building to the left is Sintes Boat Works.
Fitzgerald's Seafood on Lake Pontchartrain - Fitzgerald's was always one of my favorite
restaurants.  There were windows on all sides of the building...not a bad table in the house.  I
ate more slowly at Fitzgerald's...not wanting to surrender my window on the lake on a
summer afternoon, watching the crisp white sails of the sailboats and listening to the splashes
of the lake on the piers beneath.  It was a New Orleans landmark before Hurricane George
took the first glancing blow and Katrina finished the job.
Early morning on the 17th Street Canal, looking toward Lakeview  Notice the construction in
the background...this was the first high-rise going up near the lake marina.
Unloading the catch of the day - 17th Street Canal, Bucktown
The "Rest-A-While" had been abandoned and falling into disrepair for some time at this point.
A few of the piers - all that's left of Fitzgerald's Seafood today.
Swanson's Seafood Restaurant at West End