The week before Mardie Gras, two friends and I went on an only-girls trip to New Orleans. One of the things I really wanted to see was a cemetery. There is no shortage of cemeteries in New Orleans. We went to see Lafayette Cemetery #1, the cemetery that Anne Rice – her former home is nearby in the Garden District of New Orleans – supposedly used as an example for her “Interview with a Vampire” series and the one were you can find “Lestat’s tomb”. It’s the only tomb made out of iron, because the owners believed that making it out of metal will keep evil spirits away.
I was quite surprised by how many German names were on the different tombs and some of them were even written all in German. I learned throughout my stay that when the area was settled many of the settlers were German.
While it was a bit creepy and unsettling to walk through the cemetery, I’m glad to have had the experience.
*As a side note. All my photos from this trip were taken with my iPhone 6 since I decided to leave my camera at home to keep luggage to a minimum.
(** You can see more images by clicking on the arrows.)