Thursday, September 29, 2005

The fishmonger

This is the latest post in a series on Ocean Springs, Miss. Scroll down for the others and click the photos for enlargements.

Somtimes during my travels around the Mississippi Gulf Coast, I would not be sure if the splinters and slabs before me were ever some sort of building. So, did Katrina do this, or was it a wreck anyway?

On this trip to Ocean Springs, though, I had a worthy tour guide in Jean.

She told me this was a fish market. The little spit of land was too small for a building, so the owner poured huge amounts of oyster shells to enlarge the area. And despite reservations from the city of Ocean Springs, he built his business right there on the beach.

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