I’m Not Weird
I like old stuff. Especially old graveyards. But I’m not weird, I swear. I’m just fascinated by them. Luckily, I was able to view and photograph many old graveyards in New York.
It’s amazing to me that a whole bunch of old graveyards from the 1700s (!) are still completely intact and are like, one meter away from busy four-lane main streets in downtown New York. The graveyard above was next to a huge cathedral off Broadway in NY - I walked by just as mass was coming out and the bells were deafening… a daunting sountrack to my photography of the gravestones. Even more fascinating was the pic I took of the junk souvenir stand directly in front of the graveyard gate:
Yeah. Like, DIRECTLY in front of it. So weird.
Anyhoo, I also passed by St. Paul’s Chapel, a church right across from ground zero. The church and the the gravestones were not harmed by the 9/11 attack (so I’m led to believe), and it was surprisingly lush and green… a bit of a haven in the middle of a very crazy area.
Finally, probably the most interesting graveyard I found was elevated next to some project housing just East of the Financial District.
Not sure if you can see it in the picture… but through the gate is the graveyard… underneath the graveyard (next to the painted wall) is a playground, and right next to the graveyard is an apartment building (see below). Imagine looking out your apartment window at night and seeing a whole bunch of old gravestones?? Freaky-Deeky. But fascinating.