Green-Wood Grass

Green-Wood has a program to help wildlife and improve the environment. This article explains what they are doing Rethinking Urban Grasslands – Green-Wood.

Green-Wood Mausoleums

I love the elaborate Gothic and Romanesque architecture on some of the mausoleums.

Green-Wood Monuments

Some statuary. I particularly like the first one with the backlit leaves.

Green-Wood Tree

I liked how the early morning sun made the reddish leaves on this tree glow.

Green-Wood Gargoyles

Many of the tombs have fantastic sculptures on them. This one has a bear on it too.

Green-Wood

My favorite cemetery in Brooklyn is Green-Wood, a national historic monument. It is a great place to bird and photograph. We drive through it by car, driving around slowly stopping often. I’ll be making 6 posts of my enhanced and processed photographs. Most of them have sky replacements.

GV Doors by Marc

Today I’m posting some Greenwich Village Doors photographed by Marc Felix. One mosoleum gate from Green-Wood in Brooklyn. The bulldog over the old stable used to be the emblem of Wells Fargo.

For Thursday Doors

Civic Virtue

This strange “sculpture is known as an allegorical personification: a story or set of abstract ideas symbolized by the human form. The youthful male figure represents Virtue: honest, incorruptible city government. The writhing feminized sea creatures, caught up in netting, together represent the Vices over which Civic Virtue strives to triumph: treachery and corruption. is now in Greenwood Cemetery. It is controversial and sexist. “Controversy erupted as soon as the monument was unveiled. Civic Virtue was viewed as a male stomping upon two women and not as an allegorical personification.” Read all about it here: “Civic Virtue” Historical Marker (hmdb.org)

My opinion on this sort of controversial sculpture is to leave them up and use them as a teaching tool as they did with this one by posting a plaque with the text from the contents of the link I provided above.