Monday, July 2, 2012

New York City Gargoyles, Part IV: Cemetery Angels of Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn

On the day I visited the Brooklyn Museum sculpture garden, I also went to Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. Built in 1838, Green-Wood Cemetery was one of America's first rural cemeteries and is now a National Historic Landmark. As soon as we picked up a map of the grounds, I knew it would be impossible to tour the whole thing (478 acres!). I only toured a small corner of the cemetery, but found several beautiful stone angels.



  1. Gigi, I LOVE your photos. The angels, though... well... thanks to Dr. Who, they scare the bajeebies outta me.

  2. Thanks, Rachel. I totally agree about some stone angels. Not sure if you caught this post with stone angels in England that reminded me very much of that Dr. Who "Blink" episode: