October 13, 2004

Green-Wood Cemetery

POST #    1342

And to finally complete my series of photos from openhousenewyork, here are some photos from Green-Wood Cemetery. This was my second trip to Green-Wood, which might seem a bit odd, but I really like it. It's so vast and there is so much to see. The fact that we made it there a little late is another issue.

The main difference between this year and last year is that it seemed like a bigger production this year. There were people pointing the paths the tour went on, accordion players, piano performances, and even strange performances within the catacombs. There were a few people in the vaults that would yell the name of a dead person and ring some bells. Creepy. I much preferred the wandering, non-creepy version from last year.

The Steinway Tomb was new to the tour this year. The last picture happens to be the first member of the Steinway family to come to the United States. It was an unplanned coincidence.

More information:
- Last year's trip to Green-Wood
- Corie's trip to Green-Wood

Posted by tien mao in NYC, Photos at 8:00 AM

 

 

I wonder how boring it was to be one of those silent dance troupe people who had to stand motionless on a tomb for four hours straight...

Posted by: corie at October 13, 2004 9:46 AM

since we got there late, i actually saw some of the dance people walking around, getting ready to go to the next part.

i saw one of them shift their eyes. cheaters!!

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 13, 2004 10:14 AM

Somebody call the police... those damn goth kids got into the cemetery again!

Posted by: matt at October 13, 2004 12:36 PM

Do you know if Jeremiah is the Meserole who had a street named after him?

Posted by: joe at October 13, 2004 12:54 PM

Is this your morbid way for preparing your readers for halloween?

Posted by: shannan at October 13, 2004 2:33 PM

hey Tien, I went to Greenwood and both the Marble Cemeteries, too. great pix. but i disagree with your opinion of the Greenwood tour. I loved the whole creepy aspect of it.

And it's not strange that you've gone there before--I've already been there 3 times. (Once I got yelled at by security for jogging.)

Posted by: alizinha at October 13, 2004 3:39 PM

Wow, most unusual pictures. I really enjoyed them. Your interview with Adam K. was very entertaining and informative.

Posted by: BunnyFace at October 13, 2004 11:41 PM

joe, i actually have no idea. i had to take the picture though, no? and there are actually two meserole. a street and an avenue.

shannan, no...you know i don't really do halloween.

alizinha, i didn't dislike the creepiness, or at least i didn't mean to convey that. i just didn't like it in comparison to last year's more "natural" look.

thanks bunny. hopefully the interview with adam revealed the man behind the pizza.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 14, 2004 12:25 AM

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