'The City of the Dead', New Orleans earned its foreboding nickname from its unique graveyards. The city lies close to the water so its tombs tend to be above-ground, clear for all to see. Below, find more of New Orlean's oddities, some grizzly, some just outright bizarre.
The oldest hotel in New Orleans' French Quarter, Hotel Monteleone has over the centuries become something of a literary…
Lake Pontchartrain: a delicate oasis on the outskirts of the city, with the power to flood the whole of New Orleans.