New Orleans: Reflections on the Crescent City

My introduction to New Orleans was its dead. My mom and I had found an independent walking tour of the city’s Garden District online, which began with the cemetery, since, I suppose, it is important, and at the end it would have been disheartening and in the middle out of place. Since New Orleans rests 6.5–20 feet below sea level, small mausoleums of the South stood above ground. Near the graves of strangers…