This post is all about the finer details of some of the graves in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.
There were few remaining statues on top of tombs but theft through the years has eliminated many of them. In fact, only a month prior to my visit, an unlicensed tour guide was spotted desecrating tombs and removing bones. Someone even painted Marie Lavaeu’s tomb pink. Seriously people. Not. cool.
There are still some fantastic wrought iron, statuary and vault details that I found amazing.
Here is a great video of more tombs in the cemetery…complete with catchy NOLA tunage.
There is more great history on St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 from the Save Our Cemeteries site. It’s worth the read.
Speaking of graves…and reading…have you read Reap & Repent?
What are you waiting for?
Reap & Repent blurb
Ruth Scott can read the energy of every person she meets. Then she meets Deacon Walker. She can see his ice-blue eyes, his black hair, and his gorgeous face. But this beautiful stranger has no aura.
Deacon is just as unsettled by Ruth—and, having spent more than two hundred years ushering souls to Purgatory, Deacon is seldom shocked by anything. As he helps Ruth to understand her true nature, she awakens desires that he decided long ago a Reaper can’t afford.
A demon invasion forces Deacon to confront the darkness in his own past even as he fights to save the human souls he’s charged to protect. When he’s taken captive, his first concern is for Ruth. But Ruth just might be able to save herself—and the Reaper she can’t live without—if she can learn to wield her newfound powers.