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.
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.
What’s your favorite photo of Greenwood Cemetery?