This week's PhotoHunt 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.
The wall surrounding the cemetery. Ferns are growing in places where the stucco has broken off; I like the way it looks.~
A tomb for destitute orphan boys, thinking about that might make you broken-hearted~
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.
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! ~
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