|Green-Wood's chapel, with mausoleums in the background.
|The front side...
|...and the back side.
|Close-up of the bronze monument above.
|Love this, modeled somewhat after the haunting Angel of Grief that William Wetmore Story carved for his wife's gravesite in Rome.
|Close-up of the broken rose on Blanche's grave above. A broken flower means a life that never had a chance to fully bloom. Blanche died at age 15.
|Family plot for Horace Greeley and company. Greeley was the founder and editor of the New-York Tribune and ran unsuccessfully for president against U.S. Grant.
Green-Wood's chapel to the left, with the Manhattan skyline in the distance.
|I usually don't take photos of modern graves, but this one reached out to me.
|I am sure it was just the light/time of day/NY smog/camera angle that caused this eerie glow.
|This was so sad...the family lost three children over a period of time, and instead of three separate graves, they just added a new block for each new death.
|Absolutely amazing skill here...
|...and here. The mourning veil really looks gauzy and thin.
|This is part of the monument to a sea captain.
|Beautiful poem on the grave of Lucy Midmer, who died a few weeks after giving birth to her son Henry, who only lived three days.
|Grave for a Native American woman who died in New York in 1844, aged 18.
|The other side of her tombstone.
|For Victorians, the death of a child, though heart-breaking, was also a triumph of innocence over the pain of life and the cruelness of death as the child went peacefully into an eternal sleep.
|I'm not sure, but I think this is Mary, crushing a snake under her foot, which is from the Book of Revelation. Mary is seen as a "slayer of dragons" (snakes), and was considered "the new Eve," saving the world from the devil.
|A snake again. I need to do some more research to discover who this represents.