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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Exit Only

Here at the dilapidated Greenwood cemetery in New Orleans, graves date back to the early 19th century. The post in the bottom right resembles a bystander viewing the scene: among the crumbling stonework and aging streets which disappear into the distance, the flowers are a reminder of the memories left with the dead. This graveyard is a place of closure in the world, and not beginnings, emphasized by the road sign which says "exit only."

TAGS: Death, Graveyard, Louisiana, New Orleans, Signs, United States

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2015
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Filed Under: The American Experience
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Date Uploaded: July 19, 2015, 5:15 p.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America