Monthly Archives: January 2016
I had a work trip to New Orleans earlier this month, and stayed over for the weekend to visit Lafayette and some other areas in the Acadian parishes of the state; it’s for a project that I’m working on, which will begin to be revealed here on the blog one of these days.
But not yet.
I liked Lafayette, and am looking forward to getting back there to work on my project a little bit more.
And maybe when I’m back this place will be open. I rather like the looks of it.
Not only does this church in the French Quarter have regular Masses and other, ordinary churchy things, tourists stop in to check it out. It’s always busy, so I’m sure the ongoing maintenance costs are high. There’s been a church on this site since 1718, and this building’s been here since 1850.
Also, it’s said to be haunted. Père Antoine is said to appear during Christmas Midnight Mass. And Père Dagobert also haunts the place and can be heard chanting the Kyrie on rainy days.
I didn’t see any ghosts, and none have appeared in the images that I made, for whatever that’s worth
St. Louis Cathedral
New Orleans, Louisiana
Who knows why a few graves are set away from the main part of the cemetery, pushed to the corner like that?
St. Charles Borromeo cemetery
St. Charles, Louisiana
I am not sure what the actual definition of “bayou” is, but I think it means “like a river, only without a discernible current.” But that lack of a current made the water into a pool mirroring back the building on the opposite shore.
along the Bayou Lafourche
(OK. I went ahead and looked up the definition, so you don’t have to.)