Images: Cemeteries of New Orleans, Louisiana

All the guidebooks we read about New Orleans, Louisiana, advised readers not to visit the city’s cemeteries without a tour group. Apparently New Orleans’ cemeteries are a hot spot for unsavory activity, which I suppose makes sense given the pseudo-spooky, maze-like nature of these above-ground spaces.

We discovered, however, that the cemeteries are actually quite crowded throughout the day with tour groups and other interested folks, so we felt perfectly safe wandering through both St. Louis Cemetery #1 (located right outside the French Quarter) and Lafayette Cemetery #1 (located in the Garden District). The raised burial plots and tombs were beautiful and sorrowful, perfect for taking photographs.







2 Responses to “Images: Cemeteries of New Orleans, Louisiana”

  1. Amiee

    Glad to see that I am not the only one that fits cemetery tours into their travel schedule 🙂

    • JoAnna

      The cemeteries in New Orleans were amazingly beautiful. I’m really glad we didn’t take the guide book’s advice and just went on our own.


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