City of the Dead, New Orleans

Cemetery No. 3 (I think), French Quarter outskirts, New Orleans, November 2011 

I’m feeling nostalgic for New Orleans today, so we’ll stay there this afternoon as we consider their cities of the dead. Now, it’s been a long time since I took this and I can’t actually remember which cemetery it is. If there are any locals to the area that are reading along, it is the one that pushes up alongside a retirement home and is on the outskirts of the French Quarter. Please let me know, if you know the name if it.

Personally, I love cemeteries and I would only rate Paris above New Orleans when it comes to ritual and extravagance… although these days maybe New Orleans outdoes its namesake when it comes to extravagance. On my last visit I took a tour of Cemetery No. 1. Plenty of wonderful shots of that, still to come.

Photograph: Racheal Harris

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