Inside New Orleans International Airport's former terminal

New Orleans may have shuttered the terminal that connected it to the world for six decades, but the old Louis Armstrong International is still standing. Chris Sloan pays a final nostalgic visit to the gateway

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The once bustling terminal now stands silent
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A lively jazz funeral was held as the final flight from the 1959-built facility prepared to depart
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Passengers departing from the soon-to-be-closed terminal were presented with T-shirts marking the occasion
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Kevin Dolliole, New Orleans' director of aviation, showed the author around the mothballed terminal

Bob Dylan once wrote of New Orleans: “The first thing you notice are the burying grounds – the cemeteries – one of the best things there are here. Going by, you try to be as quiet as possible… The past doesn't pass away so quickly here. You could be dead for a long time.”

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