Monday, November 17, 2008

Another Green-Wood photo

Here's one last photo from Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. As I mentioned before, the leaves are so beautiful there in the fall and, oddly enough, it's a very nice place to take a walk. Here is some history from Wikipedia:
"Located in Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn, it lies several blocks southwest of Prospect Park. In The New York Times, it was said that "it is the ambition of the New Yorker to live upon the Fifth Avenue, to take his airings in the Park, and to sleep with his fathers in Green-Wood". Inspired by Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where a cemetery in a naturalistic park-like landscape in the English manner was first established, Green-Wood was able to take advantage of the varied topography provided by glacial moraines. Battle Hill, the highest point in Brooklyn, is on cemetery grounds, rising approximately 200 feet above sea level."

9 comments:

Olivier said...

l'automne va si bien au cimetière, surtout ces grands cimetières américains, de vrai parc. superbe photo

Fall is so well at the cemetery, especially the big American cemetery, true park. superb picture

DaveM said...

Thats what I like about your blog Lori, is that you show us bits of your city that we would never get to know about.
Beautiful colours in the carpet of leaves.

Babzy said...

Beautiful automn leaves and a peaceful place to have a walk .

John Roberts said...

I, too, find cemeteries peaceful. I don't know why some people find them creepy or disturbing. I like the way you captured the afternoon light in this one.

jay w said...

All our leaves have taken flight this past weekend, 30 or so miles away, including from the big sweet gum tree like the one in your excellent photograph. The Southworth family picked an excellent resting place. Thanks for the tour of a NY spot I had only read of before.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

That is a wonderful photo, Lori......very nicely composed!

marley said...

I like all the golden shades. Very nice.

Blue Wave 707 said...

Pretty colors in a solemn place.

Moi said...

i think cemetery acuire a different beauty in fall...i love visiting them too