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In the realm of reality, Carcosa is better known as Fort Macomb, a 19th-century brick fortress that once guarded the waters of Chef Menteur Pass in New Orleans. Fort Macomb, originally known as Fort Chef Menteur, then Fort Wood, was completed in 1822. (The Americans had just fended off the British in the Battle of New Orleans and figured a few extra forts around the place couldn’t hurt.)
Fort Macomb saw some action during the Civil War — Confederate soldiers camped there until the Union captured New Orleans and took the fort for themselves. In 1871, Fort Macomb was decommissioned and has sat idle ever since. Crumbling, overgrown, and battered by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Gustav, it is too hazardous for the public to visit. But just hazardous enough for Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.
Now I’m not just saying this because I’m from southern Louisiana, but True Detective. True. Detective.
Photographed by Natalie Boog
Really, really neat project. Love how she’s created visuals with edibles.
However, I hate that hot dogs are the “traditional” American food. I’ve lived in America my entire life, and I can tell you that from California to the deep south, “American food” depends on your location, from gumbo to Key lime pie to Chicago deep dish pizza. There’s no one food that is “American”, just like there’s no one type of person that’s American. But hot dogs? REALLY?
I don’t even like hot dogs.
I guess they couldn’t make anything out of potatoes and whiskey for Ireland.