This tomb is in Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, where scenes from the films Easy Rider and Interview with a Vampire were shot.

It is bordered by 6th St, Prytania, Coliseum and Washington. This is Uptown, Garden District.

We lived in an apartment on 6th Street, 2 doors down from the cemetery. The opposite corner of the cemetery meets the front door of Commander’s Palace, one of the standard-setting restaurants not only for New Orleans, but the whole nation, if not the world.

This is a poorer-quality photo because it is a scan of a sun-faded, thumb-tacked print that I keep behind my desk at work.

Anyone else see a face in the whitewash?

I like how you can see the bricks through the plaster.

Originally published Dec2008, Photographed in 1998