A popular tour in New Orleans is the St. Louis Cemetery. There are actually three different sections to the St. Louis Cemetery. The first one was right outside our rv park. So we took this opportunity to wander around and see for ourselves what all the hub bub is about.
Wow…what a beautiful place. There are rows and rows of above ground tombs. There is a rumor that because New Orleans is below sea level, you can’t be buried under ground. That is not true. These people chose to be buried above ground, following the bible verse were Jesus had risen and walked out of his tomb. I’m not sure why this is only in New Orleans and not other places in the country. But, there you go.
The cemetery is filled with old and new tombs. They are still burying people here. It’s not just old tombs. However, some tombs look new because they had to be restored thanks to Hurricane Katrina. The statues are the most interesting. They seem to overlook the whole cemetery. On guard. People come here and pay tribute to various famous New Orleansean people buried here. There are beads and various stuffed toys and flowers spread across many tombs.
All in all, a nice tour to take. Whether you just wander around like we did, or take a paid tour, which goes to all three cemeteries.