There's a somber after-the-flood feeling:
(The great flood was in 1997.)
There were beautiful old historical buildings — like the Rosemary Clooney homestead — but many moldy and dilapidated places.
People worked on their gardens, though. Sometimes in an incomprehensibly manic style:
That's a goldfish pond with fountains at the extreme left.
And the people seemed pretty friendly:
And, yes, I asked the man in the elephant mask if I could take his picture. He said: "Sure, let me put the beer down," and I said, "No, the beer is fine."