Monday, August 17, 2009

St. Louis Cemetery #1, New Orleans







Understandably, the dead are buried above ground in New Orleans because the water table is so high.
Since I love to visit graveyards, it was nice to visit a town that values theirs, and provides tours of them. Our guide was very informative, and I have to say, I learned more than I would have by just skimming the guidebook. Marie Laveau, the "voodoo queen" is buried here- her grave has all of the offerings in front of it. Our guide, with the yellow Crocs...is in front of a monument featured in the film "Easy Rider". The tombs used to be washed in color, as you can see.....


1 comment:

Claire said...

That cemetery was so interesting...you should watch that scene from Easy Rider that was filmed there- very trippy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzAB9CDqZOg