I was quite impressed with the architecture at Green-Wood National Historic Landmark. The entrance to the cemetery has this great stone arched gateway with exotic parakeets nesting at the top.
Posted in Colour, Travel, Nature, Landscape, tagged Photography, Photoblog, Photos, Art, Travel, Nature, Landscape, United States, Brooklyn, Green-Wood Cemetery, History, Cemeteries on November 30, 2011 | 2 Comments »
A view of the rolling hills and winding roads of the picturesque Green-Wood Cemetery. A rare retreat in the centre of Brooklyn.
Posted in Colour, Travel, Nature, Landscape, tagged Photography, Photoblog, Photos, Art, Travel, Nature, Holidays, Landscape, United States, Brooklyn, Green-Wood Cemetery, History, thanksgiving, Cemeteries on November 24, 2011 | 1 Comment »
I find it appropriate on Thanksgiving to share this image I took while touring the historical Green-Wood Cemetery. There are quite a few American heroes buried here including those that fell in the civil war as well as the more recent victims of 9/11, including a very poignant grave of three firefighters who were best friends. I have always thought of Thanksgiving as a time to remember those who have made extreme sacrifices for their country so that all of us can continue to enjoy the freedom and founding values of democracy. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!‘
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More views of the ancient trees throughout the historic Green-Wood Cemetery. I love how these trees are aging with the mausoleums and grave sites to the point were they intertwine with the Victorian architecture. Trees and architecture, my favorite subjects to shoot!
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Green-Wood Cemetery is not only known for its famous celebrity residents, but also has one of the largest statuary and mausoleums in the country. During the walking tour, we came across this Angel of Grief, also known as a Weeping Angel. I think it looks even more melancholic without its hands.
The original Angel of Grief goes back to 1884, built by the sculptor William Wetmore Story, and is located in a protestant cemetery in Rome. This specific statue was portrayed in the magazine Victorian Cemetery Art – who knew there is a magazine devoted to this topic?!
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Posted in Colour, Nature, Landscape, tagged Photography, Photoblog, Photos, Art, Travel, Life, Landscape, Brooklyn, Green-Wood Cemetery, National Historic Landmark on November 21, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
A little bit of history about Green-Wood from their site: Founded in 1838 as one of America’s first rural cemeteries, the Green-Wood Cemetery soon developed an international reputation for its magnificent beauty and became the fashionable place to be buried. By 1860, Green-Wood was attracting 500,000 visitors a year, rivaling Niagara Falls as the country’s greatest tourist attraction. Crowds flocked to Green-Wood to enjoy family outings, carriage rides and sculpture viewing in the finest of first generation American landscapes. Green-Wood’s popularity helped inspire the creation of public parks, including New York City’s Central and Prospect Parks.