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Living here for 62 years and my first time to this cemetery. It is a walk down memory lane; from the Saints owner Tom Benson to legendary fried chicken king Al Copeland to the less fortunate. In ground and above ground in a beautiful street...More
The history of this cemetery and the one across the highway from it is pretty fascinating-look up the history if you are in to that kind of stuff, it talks about how they were originally a horse racing track and that's why both are shaped...More
First, my thanks to the kind staff for providing a cemetery guide, and for maintaining the graves of our gallant Confederate Heroes! In this cemetery, resting in peace are Generals John Bell Hood, Richard “Dick” Taylor, PGT Beauregard, and many common soldiers of the Army...More
Think money - some of the grandest tombs for everyday rich folk are here ... and in abundance compared to other American cities. The variety is fascinating more recent example of New Orleans' "Cities of the Dead" or as one teen described it "It's where...More
If you want to check out some beautiful tombs but have less tourists around you, at this time Metairie appears to be the place. Would have enjoyed having a little more time here because there were some really interesting tombs including those of people not...More
There was no way I was leaving New Orleans without coming here. It is a Taphophile/Photographers dream. We didn’t have a car so we only covered a small portion but it was worth it. Beautiful art, stained glass, enough shade and very quiet compared to...More
Lakeview extends inland from the shores of Lake Pontchartrain with much of the area reserved for family-friendly City Park. Home to the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, and the city’s own lush Botanical Gardens, City Park is a New Orleans gem and the perfect spot for outdoor fun with as much of a mix of culture and/or amusement as you would like. Beyond
City Park more great excuses to stay outside beckon, whether on land or by boat. Developed a good deal later than most other New Orleans neighborhoods, Lakeview has a distinctively different look and feel compared to other parts of the city. Fans of mid century modern design and contemporary architecture particularly enjoy leisurely drives around the residential streets of Lake Vista, Park Island and along Lakeshore Drive.