There are many amazing cemeteries in New Orleans, these are some of my favorites.

New Orleans' cities of the dead are a part of the landscape. They're creepy, historic, beautiful, and most are above ground 'cause hey, it's swampy and it floods here.

New Orleans’ cities of the dead are a part of the landscape. They’re creepy, historic, beautiful, and most are above ground due to the the city being below sea level.

St. Patrick Cemetery No. 3

St. Patrick Cemetery No. 3

Odd Fellows Rest Illuminati

Odd Fellows Rest Illuminati

Broken

It’s estimated that 75 percent of the tombs in St. Louis No. 1 are orphaned [no known family members to take care of the tombs].

A Faux Laveau - Decades ago, someone started a rumor that if people wanted Marie Laveau, the voodoo priestess to grant them a wish, they had to draw an "X" on the tomb, turn around three times, knock on the tomb, yell out their wish, and if it was granted, come back, circle their "X," and leave Laveau an offering.

A Faux Laveau – Decades ago, someone started a rumor that if people wanted Marie Laveau, the voodoo priestess to grant them a wish, they had to draw an “X” on the tomb, turn around three times, knock on the tomb, yell out their wish, and if it was granted, come back, circle their “X,” and leave Laveau an offering. – St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

Volunteers attempt to clean off the X's tourists mark on the

Volunteers attempt to clean off the X’s tourists mark on the Faux Laveau’s found in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.

"Everything From One"

“Everything From One” – written on the front of Nicolas Cage’s future resting place. – St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

Silence

Silence – St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

Double Crossed

Double Crossed – St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

Italian Lover

Italian Lover – St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

Cross Sky

Cross Sky – St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

Death Vase

Death Vase – St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

Faux Laveau #2

Faux Laveau #2 – St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

Show me your tits!

Show your tits! – St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary – St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

This lovely tomb def stood out in a sea of white.

This lovely tomb def stood out in a sea of white – St. Patrick Cemetery No. 3

Swoop There It Is

Swoop There It Is – St. Patrick Cemetery No. 3

Suntan Lotion Needed

Sun God – St. Patrick Cemetery No. 3

What, no green?

What, no green? – St. Patrick Cemetery No. 3

Punky

Punky – St. Patrick Cemetery No. 3

You just can't escape these in New Orleans...even in death.

You just can’t escape these in New Orleans…even in death. – Charity Hospital Cemetery

I was quite excited to see Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery which due to vandalism, has not been open to the public for many years.

I was quite excited to see Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, which due to vandalism, has not been open to the public for many years.