Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Graveyard Shift

I'm not sure why, but I have become obsessed with graveyards since living here. Perhaps it's because they are always so well manicured and green, with lovely big trees shading the plots. They look like really peaceful and friendly places to repose. Anyway, in the spirit of Halloween, here are some of the ones that I have recently seen. These ones are in the Hamptons:

This is the cemetery from Sleepy Hollow in Upstate New York, once home to famous author Washington Irving, creator of the Legendary Headless Horseman and Ichabod Crane:

And this is the Churchyard at Trinity Church Wall St, built in 1698:

Apparently the biggest and most beautiful cemetery in New York is Woodlawn up in the Bronx. It's more than 400 acres and has memorials built by famous architects like Sir Edwin Lutyens and Stanford White. Some notable burials include Miles Davis and Joseph Pulitzer. Next year!