Jun 2oo9 Cities of the Dead

New Orleans’ Cities of the Dead

Cemeteries in New Orleans have long been referred to as Cities of the Dead and a visit to just about any New Orleans cemetery will lead you to understand why. Once inside the gates of almost any of New Orleans’ Cities of the Dead the visitor will be overwhelmed by the sun bleached tombs, rusty old world ironwork, cracked and broken crypts and vaults give of an overwhelming sense of mystery laced with a dash of the macabre. The crosses and statues in various states of disrepair bear mute witness to the candles that line the tombs on holidays and act as a reminder the dead have living relatives who remember.

Lafayette Cemetery

Lafayette Cemetery No 2

Lafayette Cemetery

Lafayette Cemetery No 2

Lafayette Cemetery

Lafayette Cemetery

Cities of the Dead

Cities of the Dead

Angel in Cypress Grove Cemetery

Angel in Cypress Grove Cemetery

Artificial Flowers in Greenwood Cemetery

Artificial Flowers in Greenwood Cemetery

Gravesite of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau in St Louis No 1 Cemetery

Gravesite of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau in St Louis No 1 Cemetery

Fence Enclosure in Cypress Grove Cemetery

Fence Enclosure in Cypress Grove Cemetery

Dark Ornamentation in St Louis No 1 Cemetery

Dark Ornamentation in St Louis No 1 Cemetery

Neighboring Vaults in St Louis No 1 Cemetery

Neighboring Vaults in St Louis No 1 Cemetery

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