‘Dilapidated’ Is Beautiful

When I looked up the definition of dilapidated, it said: disrepair as a result of age or neglect.

I hope the City of New Orleans is never allowed to touch the walls of Lafayette Cemetery. I don’t believe the walls are actually neglected–I think they are a result of time. The time it takes for this to naturally occur? It is truly amazing. Obviously it has been ‘repaired’ and worn again through the years. Now it is perfect. And even more remarkable is the plant life that finds a home in the cracks and crevices of the bricks. How can it do that?

I love all things old. There is beauty in it all.

Dan had me take several photos of the walls so that if the need ever arises to make something similar, then he’d have a great ‘live’ reference.

I could go back to New Orleans again just to take more photos of this place.

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2017-05-18T17:18:06+00:00April 9th, 2015|travel|2 Comments


  1. Michelle Bradtke April 9, 2015 at 11:55 am

    About 5 years ago, we stayed at a bed and breakfast just down the street from this cemetery. I took lots of photos, but no close-ups of the crumbling walls. Clearly, I should have! Want to go back to savannah, anyway. Loved everything about it – except for the humidity in late June!

  2. Sue FitzGerald April 9, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    This is beautiful, love how life takes hold even against the odds. Have put New Orleans on my bucket list of places to visit after seeing your photos :-)

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