A Photo for Friday

"Cemetery Staircase"


“Cemetery Staircase”

March 10, 2024

New Orleans, LA

FILED UNDER: Photo for Friday, Photography
Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Nice, I love to visit cemeteries and bring my camera with every time.

    If I may ask, which cemetery is this? I’ve been to Lafayette #2 and the St Joseph cemeteries as well as one of the St Louis cemeteries (I forget which) but Lafayette #1 has been closed for going on at least 2 years.

  2. Jon says:

    Hmm, that’s not the staircase grave from the Masonic Cemetery on City Park Avenue (https://awaywithacamera.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/nola.2021.cemeteries_masonic_03.jpg) so I’m not really sure where it is.

    ETA: That picture is from a pretty good article found here.

  3. Flat Earth Luddite says:

    New Orleans, CA?

    Glad I’m not the only one with too much blood in my caffeine stream this am. /s/

    But I like the shot a lot.

  4. Jon says:

    Oh jeez ok, St. Vincent #1.

  5. @OzarkHillbilly: LaFayette #1 was closed still when we were there earlier this month. The most interesting one I have visited is Carrollton, which is north-ish of Tulane. The indigent section is rather haunting.

  6. @Flat Earth Luddite: Oops.

    @Jon: Yep!

  7. @Jon: Also: cool article. Thanks for the link!

  8. OzarkHillbilly says:

    @Jon: Thanx.

  9. OzarkHillbilly says:

    @Steven L. Taylor: The most interesting one I have visited is Carrollton,

    Thanx for the tip. I just got back from NOLA this past Sunday myself. Was really hoping the #1 would be open but my pre visit research said “Nope!”

    C’est la vie.

    One thing I couldn’t help noticing on this trip was a severe lack of plumbers in MS. On the way down and coming back I was unable to find a fully functioning bathroom anywhere in that state. Not at rest areas (which are otherwise very pleasant) or gas stations or McDs.

  10. gVOR10 says:

    OK, somebody’s gotta do this.