New Orleans Weathers the Spill

August 23, 2010


Bench spotted on Magazine Street. Photo by Robin Plaskoff Horton.

When someone mentions “The Storm” in New Orleans, everyone knows they are speaking of Katrina. Now, in the same way they speak of the hurricane that devastated their city, residents Read More…

Drainspotting: Just Don’t be a Manhole

March 28, 2010


Palo Alto, California manhole cover

When I come across a beautiful sewer drain cover, I feel a little flicker of joy seeing an object covering a not-so-pleasant space bringing a bit of beauty to the environment.


Matsimoto, Japan

In Japan … Read More…

Farming Freedom and Hope After Katrina

August 30, 2009

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Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton

Four years after Hurricane Katrina, there are approximately 700,000 vacant lots in New Orleans. Enter groups like The New Orleans Farm and Food Network who help residents transform neighborhood abandoned or underused green space into urban … Read More…

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