New OrleansNew Orleans, LA — Anyone who’s seen the movie Easy Rider will remember the characters’ psychedelic experience in one of New Orleans’ “cities of the dead.” The above-ground crypts were built because a high water table made it difficult to dig graves in the swampy earth.

The graveyard scenes in Easy Rider were filmed, without permission, at St. Louis Cemetery #1 in Tremé.

Today’s photo was shot in Lafayette Cemetery #2, another of the city’s historic cemeteries.


For more information on New Orleans’ cemeteries:

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About Glen Abbott
Glen Abbott is a Florida-based travel writer & photographer specializing in motorcycle touring and travel. He is regular contributor to Harley-Davidson's HOG Magazine, and his travel features appear regularly in motorcycle magazines and other publications.

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