A Sunny Day in the Graveyard at Sleepy Hollow

The final part of family time around NYC was a stop in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. We entered through the main gate, where there was a handy bathroom and also a pile of free maps for the cemetery itself (there is an upgraded/more in depth map for sale inside if you want to pay for that). The grounds cover 90 acres, so it’s good to have a car with you as you can drive to the various sites of dead famous historical figures.

It was an intensely sunny day, so these images aren’t too spooky. Some very impressive mausoleums though.

The cemetery has a lot of rules – speed limits, dogs must stay on leashes, no video cameras,  no commercial photography, etc etc etc. So here’s some images I took.

The main entrance gate after we already entered.

The main entrance gate after we already entered.

The office and chapel - where we found the map!

The office and chapel – where we found the map!

William Rockefeller's Mausoleum. He has most of the family outside it, which is interesting.

William Rockefeller‘s Mausoleum. He has most of the family outside it, which is interesting.

This one has a magic lamp on the top of a pillar.

This one has a magic lamp on the top of a pillar.

Opposite the Rockefeller mausoleum was this (IMO) more interesting mausoleum.

Opposite the Rockefeller mausoleum was this (IMO) more interesting mausoleum.

The Bronze Lady Sculpture at the Thomas Mausoleum.

The Bronze Lady Sculpture at the Thomas Mausoleum.

There were a few like this one. Very interesting.

There were a few like this one. Very interesting.

Ok, her sitting there and watching the door is kinda creepy.

Ok, her sitting there and watching the door is kinda creepy.

The layout at the top of the hill.

The layout at the top of the hill.

Hidden under a tree with some hedges.

Hidden under a tree with some hedges.

Well that's a weird looking stone.

Well that’s a weird looking stone.

The back of the weird looking stone reveals it's a journalist.

The back of the weird looking stone reveals it’s a journalist.

This one looks like a tiny church.

This one looks like a tiny church.

Reminiscent of Houdini's in Brooklyn.

Reminiscent of Houdini’s in Brooklyn.

Some people want a stone and a statue. Greedy.

Some people want a stone and a statue. Greedy.

Stones in the mountain rocks.

Stones in the mountain rocks.

Built into the rockside.

Built into the rockside.

Ancient Greece influenced. And stairs. Really? Let's climb up to the dead.

Ancient Greece influenced. And stairs. Really? Let’s climb up to the dead.

This would be Leona and Harry Helmsley's Mausoleum. Feel free to spit at it.

This would be Leona and Harry Helmsley‘s Mausoleum. Feel free to spit at it.

A bench overlooking the replica of the Headless Horseman Bridge.

A bench overlooking the replica of the Headless Horseman Bridge.

A church-like edifice built into the hillside.

A church-like edifice built into the hillside.

Nature is reclaiming this one.

Nature is reclaiming this one.

Washington Irving gets flags for his grave.

Washington Irving gets flags for his grave.

This one is just interesting.

This one is just interesting.

Mile markers to NYC.

Mile markers to NYC.

A mausoleum in the hillside below the church.

A mausoleum in the hillside below the church.

Next week: Some time spent in the West Village among the brownstones.

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About nsantasier

I am an actor, fight choreographer, playwright, and photographer based in and around NYC. I shoot on a Canon Rebel XS with either a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens or a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom lens as they are the only lenses I currently own.
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