Locked Out of the Cemetery at Trinity Church

We got slammed with a lot of snow in the NYC area (well, we were supposed to. Anything under a foot isn’t really slammed in my mind). I had been wanting to go take snow pics of the cemetery down at Trinity Church for awhile now. So, due to the snow and a rescheduled TV show shoot, I went downtown to run errands and see if I could go take some shots. Surprise surprise, they had shoveled the pathways in the cemetery but were NOT letting people into the area. Disappointing and frustrating. So I grabbed a bunch of images through the fence. Then proceeded to go inside the church for more photo ideas. This week is just the exterior of the church, complete with some cemetery images.

The building and grounds are located at 75 Broadway, south of WTC and just at the west end of Wall St. This is actually the third Trinity Church as the first two were either burned down or dismantled due to weather damage. It was finished in 1846 and is an Episcopal church. Notable internments in the Wall St cemetery (the church is also affiliated with two more cemeteries nowhere near the church’s location) include Alexander Hamilton, William Bradford, and Robert Fulton.

Looking south toward the church itself.

Looking south toward the church itself.

One of the more impressive pieces in the cemetery. Nice and close to the street.

One of the more impressive pieces in the cemetery. Nice and close to the street.

Close ups of the architecture of this piece.

Close ups of the architecture of this piece.

Look how cool the snow looks around the stones. But they wouldn't let me go play out there.

Look how cool the snow looks around the stones. But they wouldn’t let me go play out there.

Another piece that the exterior fence wraps around.

Another piece that the exterior fence wraps around.

Some of these are pretty old and eroded beyond legibility.

Some of these are pretty old and eroded beyond legibility.

Looking through the fence.

Looking through the fence.

A statue on the south side of the church.

A statue on the south side of the church.

Flags are prevalent in the cemetery due to the American History represented in here.

Flags are prevalent in the cemetery due to the American History represented in here.

One of the wall doors located on the west side of the cemetery (and below it).

One of the wall doors located on the west side of the cemetery (and below it).

The western door to the grounds. Also locked.

The western door to the grounds. Also locked.

The front facade.

The front facade.

That pillar in the background is a popular lunch spot for people during warmer weather.

That pillar in the background is a popular lunch spot for people during warmer weather.

An obelisk as a grave marker. Kind of popular for the time.

An obelisk as a grave marker. Kind of popular for the time.

One last look at the church itself (the south side is being cleaned and restored).

One last look at the church itself (the south side is being cleaned and restored).

Next week: Inside Trinity Church and dealing with white balance and noise from lack of light.

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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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