Angel Guard with Empty Eyes
Angel Guard with Empty Eyes

Metarie Cemetery, New Orleans, LA. Photograph by A. Louise Myers at

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Angel Guard with Empty Eyes

Metairie Cemetery

New Orleans, Louisiana


Two empty eyed bronze angels flank the entrance to the Besthoff Memorial. I believe these, easily 8 foot tall, monsters may come to life at dusk when the cemetery is empty.


The Besthoffs were the "B" in K&B Drugstores, now part of the RiteAid chain. Sidney Besthoff and his partner, Gustave Katz, opened their first store on Canal 

Street in 1905.