When my wife and I were in New Orleans last week, one of the sites we visited was the St Louis Cemetery #2 just outside of the French Quarter. Enormous in size and visible from the elevated interstate highway, it was quite an impressive sight to see. The fact the the city is below sea level means that cemeteries are above the ground utilizing vaults, mausoleums and other types of storage.
The sheer age of the cemetery and the effects of flooding from Hurricane Katrina have taken quite a toll on many of the burial vaults.
Stopping to read some of the markers and inscriptions unearthed (slight pun intended) some interesting historical footnotes.
I ran the previous image through a few filters (NIK Color Efex Pro) to enhance the rich textures that are present throughout the photo.