Green-Wood Cemetery


Let me tell you a secret - Green-Wood Cemetery should totally be on your tourist check list when visiting New York. Wait, no, I take that back... because one of the charms of the place is the calmness and quiet you find there with a view over Manhattan skyline.

So apparently anything's possible. Like I have become one of those people who finds it perfectly normal to pop into a graveyard before 10 am on a Saturday morning. And just to wander around not to visit anyone's grave I might have known. On a side note: It might have been triggered also by the fact that all the museums and flea markets etc didn't open early enough and I the idea of wasting time during my one weekend in New York... just not acceptable. So I browsed locations within walking distance from my targets for the day (Brooklyn flea, Brooklyn museum, Park Slope etc). Jackpot, I tell you. Also, so much love for Google maps. I heart modern times as much as all the "junk" at flea markets.

Fun fact (not visible in photos): little green parrot-like birds had made nests on top of the gate. That automatically reminded me of all the storks who had occupied similar locations back in Extremadura, Spain. Basically the same thing (unless you're an ornithologist).

So, back in March Green-Wood Cemetery was filled with sunlight, birds singing, magnolias and other blossoms. An occasional human could be seen (alive and running), but other than that I was all on my own (and the folk six feet under, obviously). It all looked like an American movie (hey-hello Hollywood film makers, you have occupied my mind).

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