Real estate

(134:  Shadows on the path.  Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, LA.  Photo © 2009 by Robin)

I’m not sure my photos will be particularly “haunted,” but I thought I’d work towards haunting.  Even that might be a stretch since the cemetery pictures were all taken on a beautiful, sunny day.

That’s what sepia is for, I suppose.  😉

While touring Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, our guide mentioned that the tombs are pretty much like real estate.  They are owned by families, and as a family moved up financially, they were able to buy, or have built, bigger, more elaborate tombs.  I imagine it worked the other way as well.

In other news…

I’m glad I had the chance and the time to enjoy yesterday’s sunshine.  We woke up to heavy rains again this morning and it looks like it will be raining for most of the day.

M and I went to the Akron Art Museum last night to see a couple of exhibits.  M wanted to see Rethinking Art:  Objects and Ideas from the 1960’s and 70’s.  It’s a small but interesting exhibit that ends on October 4th.  We had to pass through Familiar Faces:  Chuck Close in Ohio Collections exhibit and ended up spending more time there than we thought we would.  Some of the things he did to create his portraits and self-portraits were, to me, pretty amazing.

I enjoyed the Helen Levitt exhibition.  Helen Levitt was a photographer who took most of her shots on the streets of New York City, capturing people doing the things that people do (living, working, playing, etc.).  I found some of her images amazing and would love to see more someday.

We followed up our museum visit with a trip to Kent and the Water Street Tavern to check out Cajun Dave’s which recently opened there.  M had the Shrimp Creole and I had the Crawfish Monica.  I first had Crawfish Monica at JazzFest in New Orleans this past April.  It was some yummy stuff.  Cajun Dave’s didn’t disappoint.  Their Crawfish Monica was also yummy.  It’s not a sit-down type of restaurant.  You order at the window and they’ll bring your food to your table or the bar (if you’re sitting at the bar).  The food comes on plastic (disposable) plates with plastic forks.  Both the prices (a bit high) and the plastic remind me of JazzFest.  However, I did enjoy my dinner so I’m not complaining.  In fact, I’d like to go back and try their muffeletta.

5 Comments on “Real estate”

  1. Anna Surface says:

    Robin, at the Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, is the cemetery sectioned according to churches…. like Catholic, Lutheran, Protestant? I remember a cemetery in Oklahoma where there was a section for ‘believers’ and ‘non’believers’ along with the ‘undesirables.’ Where we live, there are sections in the cemetery for the different faiths. Heck, I don’t know where the ‘general’ goes. LOL Once you buy a plot, it is yours unless you sell before you are buried. Ehhh… that is interesting about the moving up, though. That cemetery must have been really interesting to see!

    By the way, on another note, the crawfish sounds yummy!

    • Robin says:

      Anna: Not that I know of (the sectioning). I think the guide would have mentioned it if that had been the case. Since most of the folks in the old cemeteries of New Orleans were likely to be Catholic, there probably wasn’t much sectioning going on in the beginning. And if the person wasn’t baptized (or they committed suicide) they wouldn’t qualify to be buried in hallowed ground so I don’t know what they did with those folks.

      The crawfish was yummy. 🙂

  2. Marcie says:

    Amazing of see all of these lined up like this. Maybe not ‘creepy’..but a little eerie and sad.

  3. solange says:

    Robin, gorgeous pictures you blog is very enchanting
    love and light

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