April 15, 2008

New Orleans Part 6 : For Tess

and that Goth in you. Here are some shots from two different Cemeteries in NOLA. These first four photos are from the St. Louis cemetery.

This first picture is a close up of the legendary voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau's tomb. People looking to have her spirit grant them a wish mark three Xs on the grave and then knock on the cement. Guides of the cemetery and the family of Laveau wish this practice would end as it is speeding up the decay of the marker which is already in a state serious disrepair.

Headless statues are a common sight.

1 comment:

  1. Yay, thank you!!! I really, really want to go to New Orleans. Really.