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Postcard from Greenwood Cemetery

Postcard from Greenwood Cemetery

After an early Saturday morning run and a coffee from my favorite cafe in the Lower East Side, my friend Kate and I were heading out for the ultimate day in Brooklyn. Once we realized the train we wanted wasn’t running on the weekend, we just hopped on the next train that would take us over the East River. We ended up at Greenwood Cemetery, where a very kind security guard gave us a map and directed us to a beautiful chapel and the highest point in Brooklyn.

Chapel in Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York

 

There’s something about a cemetery than calms me. Cemeteries are usually very well-kept, very quiet, dotted with flowers and lakes. It’s a wonderful place for a walk, a meditation on life and death. The serenity of Greenwood Cemetery was a refreshing contrast from the frenetic pace of Manhattan; it was also a beautiful place to see the trees blooming and a surprisingly cool vantage point for the New York City skyline.

Chapel in Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York

Chapel in Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York

Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York

Chapel in Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York

Chapel in Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York

Chapel in Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York

Chapel in Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York

Chapel in Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York

Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York

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What’s your favorite photo of Greenwood Cemetery? 

 

  • Briel79

    My favorite is the second picture. Love those pink flowers!

  • Beautiful shots, I agree with Briel79 #2!

  • camorose

    Thanks! Such a gorgeous day to explore!

  • camorose

    Really loved finding these new spots in Brooklyn–beautiful!

  • Beautiful photos as always. I absolutely love wandering around cemeteries … but people always used to say I was weird for that. Then I discovered just how many people love doing the same: Just wandering around one and exploring, taking a picture or two. It’s so peaceful.

  • camorose

    SO peaceful! One of my friends thought it was pretty weird until I took her with me to Greenwood, and she totally agreed afterward–so nice and serene.

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