Oak Alley is a stunning sugar cane plantation home with the sad slave history of many of these plantations (about an hour west of New Orleans). Two doors up the road was where the movie 'Seven Years a Slave' was filmed. Have not watched it yet but it did win a few awards so I imagine it us a good piece if work.
Cemeteries all need to be built above ground otherwise the water in the ground pushes the coffins out of the ground. A family owns a plot for generations and everybody is placed in the same spot. It is so hot in New Orleans that the body decomposes very quickly and then there is space for the next person. By law a coffin house must remain closed for one year and one day to give the body time to decompose properly. The cemeteries are quite beautiful too.
Brisbane visual artist