Another tram day, so we bought a daily pass each for the extraordinary sum of $3. We are heading to City Park at the end of one of the streetcar (not tram, we've learnt) lines.
City Park is not really in the city but a short distance north of the French Quarter, closer to Lake Portchartrain. On the directory board below, it states that 95% of the park was under water during Hurricane Katrina, with lots of damage as a result. The city has clearly spent a lot of money in rebuilding and improving City Park since then and it is hard to imagine such devastation.
New Orleans Museum of Art from the front reminded us a lot about NSW Art Gallery in the Sydney domain. It is Hans there sitting on its steps.
We did notice as we walked around lots and lots of Germans have tombs here.
Here they can put lots of family members in one vault. If you die and go into the family vault, they leave it sealed for 1 year and 1 day. You are buried in cheap untreated wood or cardboard to allow the Louisiana heat to decompose you inside the vault. Normally this takes a year. They give you 1 more day (out of respect) then if they need to bury another family member they open the vault, sweep up your remains put them in a little paper bag or box and drop them into a space in the floor of the vault. Your next family member goes into the space you were in. So multiple generations of one family stay togehter in one vault. One had 35 family members in total buried in it. Very practical.