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PhotoHunt: Broken

This week's theme is "Broken."

A few sights from my recent trip to New Orleans. What a great city. It was my first visit there but won't be my last.

New Orleans is famous for its historic cemeteries with above-ground tombs. These were taken in Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 in the Garden District. Many of the people buried there died in a 19th century yellow fever epidemic.

Broken headstones~

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1


The wall surrounding the cemetery. Ferns are growing in places where the stucco has broken off; I like the way it looks.~

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1


A tomb for destitute orphan boys, thinking about that might make you broken-hearted~

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1


On a happier note, did you know that part of the Eiffel Tower is in New Orleans? In the 1980's when they renovated the tower, a New Orleans citizen bought part of it. It was broken into 10,000 pieces and shipped over from France, then reassembled on St. Charles Avenue.

Eiffel Tower


Many people think our financial systems are broken and are protesting all over the world right now. I was lucky to stumble across an Occupy NOLA protest parade through the French Quarter when I was there. Power to the people! ~

Occupy NOLA parade


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Comments (13)

Liz:

I enjoyed looking at all those photos. Nice take on the theme.

Have a fabulous weekend.

Liz @ MLC

Wow! Great minds do think alike :) Very interesting post and would love to spend time in New Orleans too!

What a great post. You took some wonderful shots in New Orleans.

Ewok:

Oh I love to go and see the city too. I have seen this cemetery in movies. Fascinating place.

ann:

Beautiful photos as always, Annie. Lots of broke things shown.

YTSL:

Great photos and choices of themes for this week's Photo Hunt. Thanks for sharing them all.

Mar:

Love your pictures and no, I didn't know about part of the Eiffel Tower being there! and... yes! power to the people!

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Annie, great idea on the New Orleans themed take. I enjoyed seeing some of your photos from your trip. This city does seem to have quite an interesting history. And you're right, it does make me feel broken hearted to see the Orphaned boys tomb.

I didn't know that part of the Eiffel tower made its way to New Orleans. That's very cool to have a bit of Paris. Is the structure located in the French Quarter. And definitely agree with those marchers....hopefully things will be fixed soon.

Thanks so much for sharing your trip photos. It sounds like you saw some wonderful things and had a great time. I look forward to hearing more about your trip. Have a wonderful weekend.

love your choices for the theme. great photos.

I can't wait to hear more about your trip.
I'm glad to made your way to the south :-)

Nice pictures for broken !
I think there was a lot broken in New Orleans !!

What a great post. I didn't know that about the Eiffel Tower!

Great take on this week's subject. I have been planning a trip to NOLA, Would love to hear what you liked, your experiences, etc.
Have a great warm weekend!

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