Inspired by blogfriend CaT of picture/day who is making a tour through the south of US, I remembered this cemetery in New Orleans. In 2008 I visited Saint Louis Cemetery, the oldest cemetery of New Orleans which dates from 1789.
It is a Roman Catholic cemetery, all of these graves are above ground vaults. The custom of above-ground burial in New Orleans is a mixture of folklore and fact. The vaults are in fact more due to French and Spanish tradition than they are to water table problems.
Most of the graves belong to complete families.
This is my tribute to Taphophile Tragics where you can see more pictures.