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Saint Louis Cemetery #1 in New Orleans

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Saint Louis Cemetery #1 is the oldest in New Orleans having been established in 1789. Burials are above the ground here due to the high water table in a city built below sea level.

The Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, Marie Laveau, is one several historic figures buried there.

Despite the closure of this cemetery to the public without a guided tour, evidence of ongoing voodoo rituals and vandalism markings are ongoing.

In 1969 Catholic Church was so upset about the filming of “Easy Rider” in this graveyard that no filming has been allowed here since.

http://www.tourneworleans.com/cemetery_setoutsidemobile.html

One Reply to “Saint Louis Cemetery #1 in New Orleans”

  1. Never been to New Orleans but seen lots of pictures. Cemeteries in Mexico look very similar – most I have seen are above ground for the same reasons, only decorated very ornately with lots of memorabilia around the graves. Very moving to see.

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