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New Orleans physically resides approximately three feet below sea level.  The only barrier stopping the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico from turning us into a giant lake is our levy system.  As a result, we are forced to bury our dead above ground to prevent floating coffins during times of heavy rains.  Often called "Cities of the Dead", these monuments to the past are peppered throughout New Orleans.  They are as much a historic reminder of our past as they are a place of memorial and worship.  Below are eight black and white images I have taken of the Metairie Cemetery.  I hope you enjoy them. 

AS ALWAYS, PLEASE DO NOT USE, TAKE, OR COPY ANY OF THESE IMAGES WITHOUT MY WRITTEN CONSENT.  GEORGE PAYNE (C) 2002

 

 

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