We visited the 9th Ward and the terrible damage was still evident wherever we looked. The French Quarter, on the other hand, seems unchanged.
We stayed where we used to stay, The Dauphine Orleans, and it seemed unchanged as well. It's a modest hotel, in the Quarter, on Dauphine Street – parallel to, and one block over from Bourbon Street.Our room looked out over the Quarter, toward the Mississippi River.
It's quite another thing to visit New Orleans from Australia, however, so I don't think there are too many more visits in my future. That's very sad.