Random graves outside an unusual abandoned church in southern Louisiana.
Post on the church w pics on my other tumblr
These graves are semi-hidden among the brush outside this church. I’m not sure if they are original to the location but have no idea why anyone would want to move gravestones outside a church in the middle of a forest and cane fields. I was able to find one name in research but no actual information on that person, just a name and the matching date of their death.
Interesting graves either way, I wish I couldve found more information on them.
This church was abandoned years ago. A handful of graves (perhaps 5-10) still lie outside the structure.
Grace Episcopal Cemetery- Nov 2011- St Francisville, LA
A friend caught me in one of her shots (all shots below are mine) reading an inscription on one of the graves.
These are a few photos from Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans, LA. The property used to be a race track, but was turned into a graveyard in the late 1800’s. The graves in it are therefore not all that old (by New Orleans standards) but are quite lovely. This likely wouldve been a burial ground for people with money, due to the nature of the grandiosity of most of the tombs. Most are very ornate, large and sometimes with stained-glass and/or statues or other interesting features. The cemetery is huge and we only were able to cover a small portion of it in the couple of hours we had.