before heading to new orleans a friend told me to visit the saint roch's cemetery. there are several amazing cemeteries around the city, but this one was special. we visited the grounds on a hot hot and muggy day to check them out.
the tidy cemetery was filled with hundreds of old carved tombs and inside its lovely chapel was a little room where folks have left offerings from answered prayers. the tiny roomed housed hundreds of items including prosthetics, teeth, ceramic limbs, and more and they were arranged on the white walls of the chapel.
a little odd and mysterious...yet lovely.
photos and words by kristen bach