Saturday, November 8, 2014


I really like cemeteries. Well, I guess being the co-creator of the Graven Images Oracle Deck might have given you folks a clue. A few of us had decided to go back to Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn during “leaf peeking” season. That didn't happen. We rescheduled for November 5th (Guy Fawkes Day, remember, remember?) and it ended up being only my pal Ellen and me.

The day was overcast, which was actually a blessing. Ellen has eye troubles, and driving without fighting bright sunlight was easier for her. Going mid-week and mid-day resulted in less traffic, and we both think the foliage stood out brighter against a gray sky.

All the photos were shot from the car, except for the chapel interiors. Ellen braved the non-railed steps to get some lovely shots, especially the chandelier! Here, then, are the best and most unusual shots. Enjoy..and if you can, try and visit this amazing place. It's well worth it!

The exterior of the chapel

The interior door

Several stained glass windows and the beautiful lights!

We were fortunate enough to see a lovely crane on the pond. We missed a shot of his wing display, but managed to get him standing on one leg.

I made this photo x-large so that you can read the steps. They led to a nice tomb, but the dearly depart obviously had a final word or two.

Typical lovely color

Yup. That's a bear, alright.  Don't ask us; we have no idea.
I thought this looked familiar. I asked Natalie. We used his NJ twin for our "Petition" card.  Duh.


There is every kind of memorial at Green-Wood.
Little "houses" on the hillside...

There are hills and dale, and scenic views galore!
You can even see the river.
My favorite shot
Reminded me of Central Park, for some reason.
Ellen thinks this would be a spooky place to R.I.P.  I love it!
However, this is more my style.

There is every kind of angel here...

...and unlimited urns.

So, take a trip through those majestic gates.  Enter a world of wealth, history, beauty and, yes, death. I hope you enjoyed my tour!

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