Upon Row


Above-ground tombs like this are always a sign of a high water table. Or a low elevation. The camera’s GPS says the elevation of this place is 39.4 feet, which is actually relatively high for this part of Louisiana; there were many places that had elevations in the negative numbers.

It was a lovely cemetery, nicely kept with new white paint on rows and rows of markers.

St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery
St. Charles, Louisiana
photographed 1.9.2016

Posted on January 29, 2016, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. The way you’ve treated this sky so befits the mood and subject.


  2. Great photo, how you dot it! I have never found the logic in building anything below sea level, as with river flood plaines, the sea will eventually take back what belongs to it.


    • Thanks, John.

      Salt water encroachment – partly due to rising sea levels, partly due to urban growth, partly due to other factors – is a huge problem in Southern Louisiana. Many of the marshlands, which are supposed to serve as buffers for storm surges, are dying out, leaving thhttps://widgets.wp.com/notifications/2267478118#e land ever more vulnerable. The sea will, of course, eventually win.

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  3. Great DOF and treatment of the subject. So orderly which their lives may not have been.


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