Strange as it may sound, I was most excited about visiting a New Orleans cemetery on my recent trip. It was the first thing we did, in fact. It was a cool, sporadically rainy day, the perfect weather for a haunting cemetery walk. I marveled at the beauty, size and age of the graves. I wondered about the people inside them. I have never seen anything like it.
See for yourself:
The materials used were an indicator of the person's wealth. Some were made of brick, while others were marble. Some stood firm and tall; others were leaning over. Some were being restores and others looked like they hadn't been touched in decades. If these tombs could talk, I wondered about the tales they would tell. Entire family rest together in elaborate tombs. But to be honest, I found the crumbling brick graves to be most beautiful.
Have you been to a New Orleans cemetery? Did you love it as much as I did?
Marette Flora is an editor, writer, fitness fanatic and adoption mom living in Chicago. She has experience in newspaper and research editing as well as freelance writing. Subscribe to the Floradise newsletter for exclusive content and to catch up with her adventures.
I'm an editor, writer, runner, foodie and yogi living in Chicago who loves to write about fitness, food, mom life, favorite products and travel. You'll find me exploring new places and taking too many photographs with husband Graham, our daughter Victoria, and our dog, Capone. Follow along!
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