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Cypress Grove and Greenwood Cemeteries, New Orleans

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Cemetery Tourist Spot
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  • We rode the Canal St trolley down to the cemeteries. You can drive in to Cypress but it is small. Anyway what a neat place to see and a must see while in NOLA. The tombs are some amazing works of art ...  more »
  • Just get the streetcar marked "cemeteries" and get off at the terminus. These places are really interesting and you can spend hours looking around. They are not creepy although I felt that taking phot...  more »
  • Driving along the freeway, you can view the cemetery. We made plans to visit. The children were a bit apprehensive, but eventually got over it and began to listen to the rich history attached to the t...  more »
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  • Beautiful cemetery, grounds are well kept, although several tombs have fallen into disrepair. Fireman's section in front and some extremely ornate tombs. Right off the streetcar line so there is usually people wandering around.
  • To find the secret of death is to seek it in the heart of life. A owl whose night bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light. Open your heart into the body of life; then shall you find the spirit of death, for life and death are one. The fear of death is the trembling of a shepherd when he stands before the King whose hand is to be laid upon him in Honour. To stand naked in the wind and free the breath from its restless tide so it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered. Love is truly known!