Tuesday, January 15, 2019

NOLA: St. Louis Cemetery No 2

St. Louis Cemetery No 2 is located just a few blocks away from the famous St. Louis Cemetery No 1. While equally as impressive, No. 2 is free to enter - no tour guide required. Like No 1, there are many notable musicians and New Orleanians that rest here. Also similarly, it is easy to lose yourself wandering through the twisting maze of tombs. 

While these cemeteries are lovingly maintained, there are still always some grave sites in disrepair due to weather or vandalism. Man-made structures are often no match for the heat, humidity, and hurricanes prevalent in this corner of the USA.

Above, you can see where the graves are beginning to sink deeper into the earth over time due to flooding and the soft, swampy ground composition.

Thinking of booking a trip? Try airbnb for local digs at a lower cost.


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