Over holidays we spent a few days in New Orleans, eating some creole food, fresh oysters and walk around the city. I have heard that cemeteries in New Orleans are tourist destinations so we decided to check it out. They are spread around the city with some large cemeteries at the end of Canal street. Those were well taken care, with large roads in the middle, no ruble, no overgrows.
I took this photo from behind the gate, as the gate was chained and it appears that it is not open to the general public, but what first took my attention and made me walk and look through the gate is name above the gate into this small section of the cemetery – “Odd Fellows Rest”. Kind of unique name. I imagined that in order to qualify to rest in this wall, they have to provide some type of prove of being odd. Which is probably not that hard for most people, most of us are odd in some way.
The following few photos were taken at the Lafayette Cemetery in the Garden District. I was not sure what to expect when we went there, but I was a bit surprised on how run down it was. Maybe due to the fact that it does not have the fence around it at the moment, or maybe everyone who is laying there does not have any living folks who would take care of it.
If you are into bones or like to see skeletons then all you have to do is to take a peak into that black hole. It is all there, could be more than 100 years old, almost prehistoric type of stuff. Lafayette cemetery had a lot of these holes. Very unique type of cemetery.
This part of the cemetery is actually fenced in and in much better shape.