Wednesday, May 16, 2007
A lot of the pictures I've posted are from the small town of D'Iberville MS. It gets its name from the Pierre LeMoyne Sieur d'Iberville, a French explorer who landed in the Biloxi/D'Iberville are in 1699 and established a settlement. In 1702 after a hurricane, most of the settlement moved to the site of the French Quarter in New Orleans. But many remained in D'Iberville.
D'Iberville is a small town, around 5,000 people call it home. About 50-60% of its homes and businesses were either destroyed or heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina. It is making a remarkable recovery thanks in large part to Mayor Rusty Quave.
Fountain Pier is enjoyed by many and features a two-story shelter in which people can gather to have family outings or to observe Biloxi Back Bay. I took this shot from the second story.