As a first-time visitor from Louisiana, what did you think of Atlanta? 

Oddball answers to everyday questions

Howard (Mandeville, La.): We were a bedroom community to New Orleans. You look at the big picture, and New Orleans and Atlanta were about equal 40 or 50 years [ago], and look where you are now; we have not progressed. Somewhere, you all had to have some great leadership. If I didn't live where I lived, Atlanta would be one place where I would choose. It's a pretty town. I went through your subway. It was really clean and the people were really good.

Troy (St. Martinville, La.): It's very beautiful. We've been through a disaster, so to come out here and see a beautiful town like Atlanta, is wonderful. The atmosphere is really great. The people are sweet, sweet. They've been kind. And the mountains and the hills are beautiful. We're from Louisiana. We don't see too many hills or mountains. We're from a small country town. We don't see that much there. But [after Katrina] we're getting everything back together.

Chris (New Orleans): My expectations were high. I've never been here and enjoyed everything. Everything looks new and clean. We come from New Orleans. We expected similar and it's just a lot of nicer here than we originally thought. Even before the storm. New Orleans is just dirtier, has older buildings. With the things that are going on in New Orleans, everyone was asking questions and how things were going. It's nice that everyone had concern.



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