Strange as it may sound, I was most excited about visiting a New Orleans cemetery on my recent trip. It was the first thing we did, in fact. It was a cool, sporadically rainy day, the perfect weather for a haunting cemetery walk. I marveled at the beauty, size and age of the graves. I wondered about the people inside them. I have never seen anything like it. See for yourself:
The materials used were an indicator of the person’s wealth. Some were made of brick, while others were marble. Some stood firm and tall; others were leaning over. Some were being restores and others looked like they hadn’t been touched in decades. If these tombs could talk, I wondered about the tales they would tell. Entire family rest together in elaborate tombs. But to be honest, I found the crumbling brick graves to be most beautiful.
Have you been to a New Orleans cemetery? Did you love it as much as I did?