4 Feb 2018
Our last day in New Orleans was spent touring the Garden District. This area is well known for its 19th century homes and gardens. It was originally part of the Livaudals Plantation. In 1852 it was annexed by the City of New Orleans. Our first stop was the Lafayette Cemetery No.1 founded in 1833. It is a famous and frankly a bit spooky place. Being in an area that has had numerous floods since 1833, some plots show the wear and tear.
Many of the Garden homes are in wonderful condition. Strolling the streets, one can imagine what life here was like in times gone by.
We were surprised to find out that there was a parade preparing to start as we walked along. It turned out that is was one of the better ones we had seen. Most of the spectators with small kids arrived carrying a ladder arrangement I have not seen before. It gave the kids a great view of the parade.