St. Lous Cemetery #1 Historical Tours:Take a walk with us among the bones of the dead in St. Louis Cemetery #1. Discover the grave sites of New Orleans’ famous like Paul Morphy, the world’s greatest chess player, Homer Plessy, Marie Laveaux, The Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, living Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage and many, others.Cypress Grove Cemetery New Orleans PhotoWalks Historical Photography Tour:“If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff.” Architecture from Baroque to Modern, the Cemeteries of New Orleans tell the story of a peculiar American city heavily influenced by its French, Spanish and Caribbean roots. Its diverse historical influences have impacted the urban fabric as much as the culture itself. Cypress Grove Cemetery was established in 1840, built at the edge of the city to accommodate its rapid growth.A Photo Walk for EveryoneBeginners, Hobbyists and Advanced; Smart Phones, Pads, Point and Shoot, DSLR, and Mirrorless.
Established in 1788, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 has become a must-see destination for hordes of visitors. But you can't go on your own; a licensed, professional guide is required. Ask Arthur for a personalized private tour andyou'll learn the real story of this world-famous city of the dead, nothing made up. Highlights: Unique architecture, fascinating burial customs and Afro-Creole spiritual practices, famous and infamous residents -- Voudou priestess Marie Laveau, civil rights pioneer Homer Plessy, and actor Nicholas Cage.
When you tour with non-profit Save Our Cemeteries you are helping to preserve and protect the historic cemeteries of New Orleans. Our tours are small (usually under 15 people) and historically accurate. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is the oldest existing cemetery in New Orleans and the burial ground of both the illustrious and the notorious. Listen to stories about New Orleans first mayor and sugar producer Étienne de Boré, architect of the U.S. Capitol, Benjamin Latrobe, chess champion Paul Morphy, and Homer Plessy of Plessy vs. Ferguson fame. Come visit the tomb of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau and see the pyramid-shaped future tomb of actor Nicholas Cage who once owned the LaLaurie Mansion, a house of horrors on Royal Street.
Do you want to see Nicolas Cage's tomb and the tomb of Marie Laveau? Take a stroll down through the supernatural realm of New Orleans. This private tour led by one of our local lore experts include the city's most famous voodoo queen. The walking tour takes you through the French Quarter and St Louis Cemetery No 1. Your group will discover the architecture of the French Quarter and visit the grave of Marie Laveau, the powerful priestess who practiced the religion in and around the quarter in the 1800s. Also, see the future final resting place of actor Nicolas Cage. New Orleans’ history and culture are ever-present in the colorful homes, above-ground tombs, and voodoo legends that you will unearth on this mesmerizing tour.
When Broadway actor Jonah receives word that his uncle has passed away and named him the heir to a property in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Jonah’s plan is to settle the estate as quickly as possible and return to his life in New York City. Much to Jonah’s surprise, the inheritance includes the Ashford Cemetery—and its hunky groundskeeper, recent Bosnian immigrant Luka Pavelka. Jonah soon discovers Luka is more than easy on the eyes. He sees into Jonah’s heart like no man ever before, and his job at the cemetery is all he has. If Jonah sells, Luka is left with nothing. Luka is there for Jonah when Jonah needs someone most, and there’s no denying the chemistry and connection between them. But Jonah has a successful career back in New York. Now he must decide if it’s still the life he wants…. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Leslie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110865/bk_acx0_110865_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Ghost of Slow Sam is from the spine-chilling Haunted Kids audiobook collection by Allan Zullo. Listening to true ghost stories that have happened to real kids is a perfect way to set the tone for Halloween - or anytime you want an eerie tale to keep you up at night!Listen in as actor John Ratzenberger tells the story of a troop of Boy Scouts camped by a Civil War battlefield who discover a rusty knife. Late at night, the ghost of a Confederate soldier limps toward them and they flee. They discover that the knife was the one the soldier used to kill a former Union soldier who was looking for souvenirs in a nearby Confederate cemetery. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Ratzenberger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/001432/bk_brll_001432_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Newly revised and re-edited 2014 edition Bill and Rebecca Moore are an ordinary middle-aged couple raising two children in suburban Connecticut when an unsuccessful attempt on Rebecca's life by a mysterious stranger leaves her with an extreme case of post-traumatic stress. To help her recover, Bill suggests a move to southern California where they buy and renovate an old house in a posh neighborhood. It seems, however, that the house hosts a particularly persistent ghost named Ronny, an ex-actor who apparently has emerged from the small private cemetery adjacent to the backyard. When both children disappear from the house with no sign of forced entry, LAPD gumshoe Ed Van Allen suspects the Moores of murder, although Rebecca gamely tries to convince him the ghost did it. Turning the implausible into the possible as the case unfolds, alternately amusing and frightening, Hynd lets the evidence build to a genuinely terrifying climax that features earthbound criminals as well as a not-so-subtle example of divine retribution. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Time Winters. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072278/bk_acx0_072278_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Funerals; for most of us the trappings of the funeral parlor and the finality of the cemetery commemorates the end, but for an actor like Armand Tesla, who was best remembered for his vampire roles, a funeral is only the beginning. Armand Tesla was to be buried in his vampire costume, but obviously the aged star of stage and screen horror was not yet ready to ring down the final curtain. No, it would not be nearly so easy to bury such a restless corpse. So be prepared for a case of a body that won't stay put and the tale of a struggling young movie director with more ambition than talent who turns up missing at the vampire's last bow. Indeed, my friends, this will prove to be just the kind of case that only a psychic Hollywood detective like Charles Criswell King, aided by Famous Monster Forrest J Ackerman, can solve. So, gentle reader, be prepared for a tale of creaking doors and empty coffins, of gunshots in the night and damsels in distress, all part of "The Vampire's Tomb Mystery." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Burns, Helen Stirling. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109346/bk_acx0_109346_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The story tells the tale of an introverted academic who happens upon a strange whistle while exploring a cemetery on the East Anglian coast. When blown, the whistle unleashes a supernatural force that terrorises its discoverer. Montague Rhodes James was a noted British mediaeval scholar and provost of King's College, Cambridge (1905–1918) and of Eton College (1918–1936). He is best remembered for his ghost stories which are widely regarded as among the finest in English literature. One of James' most important achievements was to redefine the ghost story for the new century by dispensing with many of the formal Gothic trappings of his predecessors, and replacing them with more realistic contemporary settings. "Montague Rhodes James has an intelligent and scientific knowledge of human nerves and feelings; and knows just how to apportion statement, imagery, and subtle suggestions in order to secure the best results with his readers." HP Lovecraft. Actor David Suchet is best known for his definitive portrayal of Hercule Poirot, the Belgian detective created by the legendary mystery author Agatha Christie, in a number of international television productions. He narrates his story in Poirot and Me. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Suchet. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017464/bk_adbl_017464_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.