How does the study of a city's history affect decisions that move a city toward a sustainable future?
The Historic New Orleans collection created an app that allows us to morph past and present photos together. By juxtaposing these two photos you can see the differences and changes between them. The original black and white photo, taken in 1955, and the recent photo are similar in many ways, but also have many differences. The most recent photo has a balcony and the stairs have been taken away. Also, some of the architecture and decoration has been altered around the top of the building. By taking these photos I was able to see how much our buildings have stayed the same and has kept some of their historical importance. The preservation of these buildings is what makes our city’s history so interesting.
I have attended four schools for which I had very different experiences. I met a variety of people and was taught important lessons about accepting people for who they are and appreciating ideas they bring to light. These experiences opened my eyes and made me see the world in new perspectives. It also broadened my horizons and widened my circle of friends. New Orleans is a city of all different people and we have to learn how to deal with and accept people from all walks of life in order for the city to be successful. In relation to the future of our city, I believe that my education should continue to expose me to the needs of many other people in the city and not just focus on the privileged and also to find ways to help those who need it the most. My empathy towards others, integrity, and work ethic are imperative to helping the city of New Orleans and changing it for the better in the near future.