Walking with the Dead

After wandering around the French Quarter for a while (see previous post) and having breakfast at the Stanley, we headed to the nearest cemetery, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, to see the above-ground tombs up close. This cemetery opened in 1789, making it one of the older ones in New Orleans. It's just slightly beyond the boundaries of the French Quarter (just barely) and sits next to the Iberville housing project (which was built on the site of the old Storyville district.)

We were lucky: we had beautiful weather – sunny and cool. But you can use your imagination and think about what this place is like on a dark stormy night. <shudder>