Here is a vacant lot in the Lower 9th Ward. This neighborhood was one of the hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. After the storm decimated the Lower 9th, damaging and destroying many homes and businesses, residents didn't return. This left a landscape of empty lots and some with nothing more than remains of the homes that once stood on them. In the foreground of this photo is a remnant of a concrete front porch; in the background, out of view under one of the trees, is a concrete pier. And behind the lot are entire foundations from homes that were never rebuilt.