thursday doors in new orleans, and one from graceland

by grace on May 11, 2017

there were plenty of doors in the garden district in New Orleans. i really liked this big round window.  it reminds me of a ship porthole.

the steps are covered with actual vines. i bet they take a lot of maintenance because you wouldn’t want them to overrun your steps.  that would be mighty slippery.

the other reason i wanted to visit the Garden District is because one of new orleans’ cemeteries is located in the heart of it, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1.  i’d read about the above-ground tombs in cemeteries, and had wanted to see them for quite a while.

but when we got there it was closed.  they closed at two.  i don’t know why i didn’t think to look up the closing time and i really don’t know why they needed to close at two. i did get a few shots through the bars, anyway.

there were entrances on all four sides, and a worker at this entrance was very busy on his cell phone, as most people are nowadays.

 

at least we got to see a few of the tombs even though we didn’t get to walk around.

and then there was graceland in Memphis two days later – this is one of the more flamboyant doorways i’ve seen, and definitely the most interesting one at Graceland.  it looks so peaceful, doesn’t it?  what you can’t see are the scores of people all around me, vying for space to take pictures.

i probably won’t be anywhere quite as crowded for a while.

ok then,

mrs. thursday evening hughes.

This posting  is part of Norm 2.0’s Thursday Doors.  If you’d like to see the vast array of doors that people from around the world are posting, or if you want to post your own photos of doors, click here.   

 

 

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kev May 11, 2017 at 9:18 pm

Looking at the door of Square 2 Laurel Walk, it just struck me that there is no door knob, so there must be only one on the inside… 🙂

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Suvi May 11, 2017 at 11:40 pm

Oh no – I love visiting cemeteries but the same thing happened to me last Fall in Cologne! I did get in but then a man shooed me out as he was just closing the gates 🙁 And I walked miles to get there!! Too bad.

Anyway, wonderful doors you found, my fave is the Graceland doorway!

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grace May 12, 2017 at 8:54 pm

terrible! hmm, we could have tried breaking in, but the walls were very high…thanks for commenting!

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Norm 2.0 May 12, 2017 at 10:09 am

With all of the varied architecture New Orleans always seemed to be a great place to find interesting doors. You found some nice ones here – well done 🙂

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grace May 12, 2017 at 8:52 pm

thanks for that, norm!

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