New Orleans is famous for its above-ground cemeteries, created many years ago because wooden caskets, full of air, would easily float up to the surface. We visited two last weekend and I took an absurd number of pictures.. This design was necessary many years ago because, with the city's high water table and soggy soil, wooden caskets filled with air would float to the surface. I might post one more day of NOLA (New Orleans, Louisiana) since it's another slam-bang week at work. This photo may not be of St. Louis but at least it's St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.
There is a growing set of my New Orleans photos on Flickr here.
By the way, I regret that I've had to start word verification on Comments. I've had a long spam comment in Chinese every day since late last week. I'll turn this off in a couple of weeks and see if the bad guys have gone away.