While walking around the Lafayette Cemetery I have noticed trinkets and random things left on a lot of the graves. I was told by another person exploring this place, they were the things the dead ones loved, were mostly remembered by.
You could find: shoes, stones, toys, army pins, and many more. I found it all very fascinating. This cemetery and the French Quarter Parade (see earlier post on the parade) were my favorite parts of this trip.
P.S. Can somebody tell me if I was told correctly what these things mean? Why do people leave them on the graves in New Orleans?
This was my favorite cemetery in New Orleans (there is many). It is only open morning till the early afternoon. I have missed the opening hours the first time I visited this city. We came a little after 2pm and it was already closed. This time, my friend and I went there first thing in the morning. It was definitely worth coming back for!
My favorite part of Mardi Grass. French Quarter shenanigans. I liked it more than the parade with floats. Mind blowing costumes, fun photo opportunities, and (in my opinion) the real spirit of Mardi Grass.