There are two answers to that question, of course.
One that you believe in bright sunlight. And the one that you fear is true in the shadows on a strange, moonlit street.
I know. I've had too many occasions to walk the dark streets of the French Quarter at night. I wasn't suicidal. I was broke. I saw street crime naturally. I also saw glimpses of things my rational mind refused to consider.
To focus my mind off those glimpses, I tried to make a list of movies with scenes involving lone walkers at night in the growing fog. Word to the wise. Don't do that. It really doesn't help. At all.
New Orleans has been called a Twilight City, for it rises from civilized slumber to bustling life at night.
Performers often line the streets, pushers sell their brands of death, prostitutes promise sex as if it were love, dancers weave through the partiers on the street, and music throbs through the veins of the French Quarter.
If the undead do exist, they walk lazily down streets in front of buildings dating back hundreds of years. In that sense, they would be at home. It is we the living who could be thought of as intruders there.
New Orleans is famous for its "Cities of the Dead."
Since the city is below sea level, it is filled with above the ground tombs instead of graves in the moist earth.
One of the most famous of these "cities" is St. Louis Cemetery #1, established in 1789 and considered by many as being the final resting place of the infamous voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau.
But Samuel McCord would tell you differently. He still visits her occasionally if the situation is dire enough to warrant risking suicide.
Then, there is Samuel's favorite airport: the Denver Airport -
Located 25 miles from Denver on a plot of land encompassing 53 square miles, sits the second largest- and the most bizarre airport in the world, the Denver Airport.
It has a 34 foot statue of an apocalyptic war-horse called El Mesteno, and its demonic glowing eyes are the very first thing greeting you when you step out of the airport building.
Oh…did I mention the demonic horse statue killed its creator, Luis Jiménez?
It’s a 34 foot statue of an apocalyptic war-horse called El Mesteno, and its demonic glowing eyes are the very first thing greeting you when you step out of the airport building.
It also has a statue of Anubis:
Then, there are the Bizarre Murals:
Now, this is where it gets freaky, and I mean like Michael Jackson’s painting collection freaky…
A long, long trail of mothers holding dead babies in their arms, many more lying dead on the ground, as a gas-mask wearing, evil warlord holds a huge sword and a machine gun, thrusting the sword into the belly of the white dove of peace.
Notice that the evil warlord doing the killing is a military soldier, where the gas-mask refers to the use of some kind of biological weapon.