October132014

It’s always worthwhile to look through mausoleum doors if possible. You can find some amazing stained glass if you’re lucky.

October72014

Lots of Victorian funerary symbology in one stone. If I hadn’t walked around it I would have missed the anchor. The anchor is often a symbol of hope and a stand-in for the cross. Ivy and the wreath can mean eternal life. The scroll is usually symbolic of the scriptures.

September302014

Beautiful old marble stone looking almost new among the other stained markers.

September242014
Catriena Ecker Van Tessel, forever immortalized in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow as  Katrina Van Tassel by Washington Irving. This stone is found in the Old Dutch Burial Ground in Sleepy Hollow, NY.

Catriena Ecker Van Tessel, forever immortalized in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow as  Katrina Van Tassel by Washington Irving. This stone is found in the Old Dutch Burial Ground in Sleepy Hollow, NY.

12PM
The Horseman made an early appearance last week! If you visit Washington Irving’s grave closer to Halloween you just might see him “in the flesh” so to speak. 

The Horseman made an early appearance last week! If you visit Washington Irving’s grave closer to Halloween you just might see him “in the flesh” so to speak. 

12PM
Children’s grave stones seem more mournful than most. The more common symbol of a lamb atop the stone can be found all over the older part of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. These empty shoes and stocking seem so lonely.

Children’s grave stones seem more mournful than most. The more common symbol of a lamb atop the stone can be found all over the older part of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. These empty shoes and stocking seem so lonely.

11AM
Warner Library in Tarrytown will be having a Mini-Golf fundraiser this Saturday! Sleepy Hollow Cemetery will have a dedicated hole to play.

Warner Library in Tarrytown will be having a Mini-Golf fundraiser this Saturday! Sleepy Hollow Cemetery will have a dedicated hole to play.

September122014
Very impressive fence around a family plot. The stones were not as sturdy so I couldn’t find a name.

Very impressive fence around a family plot. The stones were not as sturdy so I couldn’t find a name.

8AM
A sleepy lamb atop a child’s gravestone. There are many lamb topped stones here but usually with their head raised. You should visit Sleepy Hollow Cemetery some time, take a tour.

A sleepy lamb atop a child’s gravestone. There are many lamb topped stones here but usually with their head raised. You should visit Sleepy Hollow Cemetery some time, take a tour.

September112014
I love this haunting stone. Melancholy and peaceful.

I love this haunting stone. Melancholy and peaceful.

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