"The Grand Canyon Effect"
Bill Quigley describes the difference between seeing the devastation of New Orleans in pictures versus seeing it in person:
Visitors to New Orleans can still stay in fine hotels and dine at great restaurants. But less than a five minute drive away lie miles of devastated neighborhoods that shock visitors. Locals call it "the Grand Canyon effect" - you know about it, you have seen it on TV, but when you see it in person it can take your breath away.