Monday, October 1, 2007

Theme Day: Cemetery


New Orleans cemetaries are mostly above ground because much of the city is at or below sea level -- caskets can have a tendancy to pop out of the ground. These tombs at the cemetary by City Park are a common site.

Today (October 1) is theme day on City Daily Photos (theme day is the first of each month) Check out these other sites who are posting for theme day today:

St. Louis (MO), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Cleveland (OH), USA - New York City (NY), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Mainz, Germany - Hyde, UK - Arlington (VA), USA - Cape Town, South Africa - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Toulouse, France - Arradon, France - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Ampang (Selangor), Malaysia - Joplin (MO), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Mexico (DF), Mexico - Seattle (WA), USA - Baziège, France - Baltimore (MD), USA - Chandler (AZ), USA - Sequim (WA), USA - Stayton (OR), USA - Stockholm, Sweden - Austin (TX), USA - Singapore, Singapore - Anderson (SC), USA - Orlando (FL), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Nashville (TN), USA - Tenerife, Spain - Manila, Philippines - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Jacksonville (FL), USA - River Falls (WI), USA - Chateaubriant, France - Quincy (MA), USA - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - Inverness (IL), usa - Lubbock (TX), USA - Phoenix (AZ), USA - Moscow, Russia - Norwich (Norfolk), UK - Crepy-en-Valois, France - Minneapolis (MN), USA - New Orleans (LA), USA - Montréal (QC), Canada - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Toruń, Poland - Philadelphia (PA), USA - Christchurch, New Zealand - London, England - Paderborn, Germany - The Hague, Netherlands - Selma (AL), USA - Sunderland, UK - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Stavanger, Norway - Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA - Weston (FL), USA - Portland (OR), USA - Forks (WA), USA - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Boston (MA), USA - Sydney, Australia - Wellington, New Zealand - Montpellier, France - Jackson (MS), USA - Wailea (HI), USA - Petaling Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia - Evry, France - Saarbrücken, Germany - New York City (NY), USA - Santa Fe (NM), USA - North Bay (ON), Canada - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Cypress (TX), USA - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Paris, France - San Diego (CA), USA - Wichita (Ks), USA - Haninge, Sweden - Prague, Czech Republic - Zurich, Switzerland - Budapest, Hungary - Paris, France - Saigon, Vietnam - Grenoble, France - Zurich, Switzerland


-steve buser

27 comments:

Hyde DP said...

I heard a few years ago about how NewO had above ground cemeteries and I wondered how they fared during the floods.

Sally said...

That's interesting - more like tombs than grave plots.

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Olivier said...

surprenant cette architecture identique pour toutes ces tombes. intéressant

surprising this identical architecture for all these tombs. interesting

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Been to N.O 3 times, and never had time to visit the cemeteries ... thanks for the pic!

Chris said...

I, too, wondered how Katrina affected the cemeteries in NO. Wa there much damage?

NorthBayPhoto said...

Interesting photo.

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

These tombs are so different from the ones I saw in Lafayette cemetery. A very special place... Was it damaged by the storm?

isabella said...

That's why I can't be burried in NO - I can't swim ;-)

Kate said...

These look uniform plus neat and tidy!

soosha_q said...

Beautiful shot!

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Rich said...

Beautiful photo Steve.

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Roadrider said...

I keep meaning to take photos of our old family tombs in St. Louis #1 and #2, but of course one doesn't just wander around in there without appropriate security. In St. Louis #2 we have the old Legeai tomb with its incription in French, and next door to it the McDonnel tomb which is identical, that was built for the in-laws!

Rambling Round said...

One of our more unusual cemeteries!

Moi said...

i was waiting for this post, Steve!! :)

jelvistar said...

I was looking forward to your post. I've always wanted to check out the cemeteries of N.O.

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Felicia said...

For some reason I expected to see something less symmetrical in NO. Even still, it is a nice surprise.

Scott said...

When we loved there I made a point to visit these cities of the dead, both in a tourist group and on my own. They truly are a part of the mystique of NOLA.
But I did not visit this one. This is very different, and as many have pointed out, so much more uniform than most.

Neva said...

My favorite tour I did in New Orleans was the Cemetery Tour....My first experience with above ground graves..I love your picture....if you can like cemeteries...I like these!!

Lynette said...

Fine photo for theme day. Thanks.

Michelle said...

Great shot! I was (embarrassingly enough) just watching Dracula 2000, and they had a shot in a cemetery just like this--hopefully you had better inspiration than that. lol!

Very striking!

slinger said...

interesting, I never even considered this, but it make clear sense. Living 1300 feet above sea level, it's sometimes hard to relate to the different way things have to be done.

• Eliane • said...

Your city is the only one where I have visited its cemetries. And I must say that as weird as it may sound, it was a nice experience.

Lavenderlady said...

A great photo. question...is creamation common in New Orleans?

photowannabe said...

I have always found the New Orleans tombs quite fascinating. They have so much character. Good theme shot.

travelphilippines said...

and thats one of the perfectly aligned tomb and its very neat. nice shot.

Steve Buser said...

For all who asked -- from what I could see, the cemeteries didn't have anywhere near the destruction that many homes had

--steve buser

lv2scpbk said...

I really like how you took this photo. Nice one.