Yes, here it is darlings! The creepy post! We New Orleans folks love our history, and well, it's a good thing because just about everything in New Orleans is old! We were trying to decide where to go after our lovely tea and one of my sisters came up with the brilliant idea to visit the oldest cemetery in New Orleans (also the oldest in the entire Mississippi River Valley)--St Louis Cemetery #1. It is a particularly famous cemetery because the infamous Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau's tomb is located there. This cemetery is in an awfully dangerous area of town and it is only open until 3pm each day. After 3pm, the gates are locked--no one gets in, and most importantly...no one gets out.....muahahahahaha!
Ooops! Sorry, I got carried away there for a moment! Anyhoo, on to the tour!...
tomb of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau
(people put all sorts of weird stuff at the foot of her tomb)
Visitors mark three X's on her tomb in the hopes that her spirit will grant them a wish.
This picture came out a little ghostly-looking.
Maybe there were spirits present!
Our "tour guide"/custodian showing us the water line of the Katrina floods. It is up at his eye-level!
Those flood waters sat there for weeks-----imagine what was floating around in there...
Love the fleur-de-lis gate around this tomb!
Some of the oldest unmarked graves are simply crumbling bricks. They are not allowed to be touched according to the Preservation Society of N.O..
This tomb was open on top!
We stashed our purses in the trunk and literally ran inside the cemetery. The housing projects are right next door.
Sign explaining the multiple burials that occur in each tomb. They just put one right on top of the other.