Wednesday, January 23, 2008

General Grant National Monument

Do you know who is buried here? Well, actually no one. But, General Ulysses Grant and his wife Julia are entombed here and it is now a national monument. I don't live all that far from here and just saw it up close for the first time last weekend. It is on Riverside Drive in the Morningside Heights section of Manhattan.

11 comments:

Ming the Merciless said...

Wow! Didn't know there was a monument up there. I have to say, Morningside Heights is the place I have explored the least.

Maybe I should take a trip up there one of these weekends...when it gets warmer, of course.

Olivier said...

il est superbe ce monument et dans un très beau quartier de NYC. J'aime beaucoup autour de ce monument les bancs de Pedro Silva.

It is superb this monument and in a very beautiful area of NYC. I love around this monument benches Pedro Silva

Blue Wave 707 said...

Looks like a postcard shot! :-)

nazzareno said...

splendid monument, but I don't understand the type of flag that waves on the pole.

The Cooking Ninja said...

Very beautiful.

Gudl said...

That is quite a monument. Thanks for showing it. It looks great.

Moi said...

pretty monument....i so like the way you have framed it with the tree, Lori.

Wanda said...

How interesting. Lori you have so much history where you live. I love how you share it with us.

Lori said...

Hello everyone! Thanks for visiting today. Nazzareno, I don't know what that flag is either. Olivier I think I'll show those benches tomorrow!

marley said...

Lori - this is a really great shot. It does look postcard like. I think you take excellent photos, please don't take this the wrong way, but your photography is definatley improving. I hope I can get as good as you.

John Roberts said...

I've always heard of Grant's tomb, but I don't know if I've ever seen it. Looks impressive!