Sunday, July 22, 2018

New Orleans Latter Branch Library


Just a quick hop off the streetcar at the edge of Garden District in New Orleans  is a gorgeous old library. This building from 1907 fits in charmingly with the atmosphere of New Orleans.



Unfortunately, the building is much more impressive on the outside than on the inside. The first floor boasts a beautiful entrance and lobby, but the tiny second floor, with only a few computers and bookshelves, looses the aesthetic and disappoints in both size and decor.

Most of the photographs I took are of the first floor and a few accent details on the second floor.







The outside of the library was also impressive, with gorgeous gardens and plenty of gazebos and outdoor seating.




Wednesday, July 18, 2018

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is the most popular cemetery in New Orleans, so popular in fact that they have closed it off to the public, and now it is only accessed by guided tour groups. Even still, there are so many tour groups going through there all day every day that you can barely move or get a photograph without people in it.

Cemeteries in New Orleans are a popular tourist attraction anyway, but St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is even more so due to the number of famous graves there.

This grave has been painted in a voodoo ritual


the famous grave of Marie Laveau



Nicholas Cage's tombstone

Omnia Ab Uno means "All from One"




The X's are a voodoo curse or hex





some graves that have not been restored




a rare table top grave



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