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Photo Hunt #179: Graveyards/Clean

08 Jun

For those who have been reading/visiting my blogs for years, you’d know that I have shown this before, probably not in Photo Hunt though. However, I don’t have any other graveyard image that I could remember in any of my old albums.

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Other than the flower petals on the ground, this graveyard is pretty clean.

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This is the Trinity Church Cemetery inside the compound of Trinity Church located at the corner of Wall Street and Broadway in NYC. I didn’t know much about this cemetery but wiki is reporting that among the ones calling this a resting place are: Alexander Hamilton, William Bradford, Robert Fulton and Albert Gallatin.

This has more of a park-like atmosphere where people are found to be seating on the benches eating their lunch or soaking up the sun. I even found a few of them with eyes closed, in a meditative pose.

While graveyards can be eerie place, this one in the middle of bustling Wall Street is very inviting.

GRAVEYARDS is the theme for this week’s KEYHOLE PICTURES PHOTO HUNT.

CLEAN is the them for this week’s WHISTLE STOP PHOTO HUNT.

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15 Comments

Posted by on June 8, 2012 in photo hunt, Uncategorized

 

15 responses to “Photo Hunt #179: Graveyards/Clean

  1. Carver

    June 8, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    That looks like a very peaceful and beautiful cemetery. Lovely with the flowers in bloom. Happy Weekend!

     
  2. Annie

    June 8, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    What a beautiful place. Love the pink flowers!

     
  3. Mar

    June 8, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Beautiful shot of a peaceful place.

     
  4. Sue St Clair

    June 8, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Lovely pics and it does look like a warm inviting place with the tree blossoms and park atmosphere 🙂

     
  5. docgelo

    June 8, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    apparently, this cemetery is indeed inviting.

     
  6. seniorhiker

    June 9, 2012 at 3:48 am

    Not only is this graveyard clean, it’s also very beautiful.

     
  7. YTSL

    June 9, 2012 at 3:57 am

    I’ve read that the first public parks — places where people could stroll about amidst greenery — in the US were graveyards… Makes sense when one sees photos of places like this one. 🙂

     
  8. EastCoastLife

    June 9, 2012 at 4:53 am

    I am speechless. I probably belong to the dinosaur era because for us Chinese, it is not good to visit graveyards and here the people are treating it like a park, eating and enjoying the lovely surroundings. If I show this to my elders, they might scold me for being disrespectful to picnic among the dead. 😛

     
  9. EastCoastLife

    June 9, 2012 at 4:55 am

    I truly love PhotoHunt and try my best to participate each week. I particularly enjoy visiting your blog because I get to learn more about life in your part of the world. Happy weekend!

     
  10. islandrambles

    June 9, 2012 at 6:06 am

    love the pink flowers that make it perfect….peaceful….always nice to visit you ewok.

     
  11. LifeRamblings

    June 9, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    a beautiful and clean resting place. those flowers add a nice touch to the graveyards. 🙂

     
  12. Katnip Lounge

    June 9, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    I for one would be happy to spend eternity in such a peaceful spot. How nice to provide pleasure and respite to people, even after you’re gone.

     
  13. Luna Miranda

    June 9, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    i passed by this cemetery when i visited Ground Zero a few years ago…but it was not as beautiful as this! it was the end of winter, it was raining, muddy. i’d love to revisit this cemetery!

     
  14. Sandra

    June 9, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    So beautiful and serene. How lovely for those to come and reflect in a peaceful surrounding. Lovely photos.

     
  15. Janiss - Eagle Rock Scenes

    June 12, 2012 at 3:38 am

    What a sweet cemetery – next time I’m in New York, I will have to go there!

     

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