Mausoleums.

I used to go to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery a lot – see posts below:

Sculpture in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Stained glass at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Even though it’s very close to our house in Briarcliff Manor (maybe about ten minutes away) I haven’t been lately. It’s a great place in winter when options for dog walking are few. We probably have about a foot of snow on the ground at the moment so our usual trails are somewhat hard to walk on. The paths/roadways are usually cleared at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery though. Cars are few and far between and this being a cemetery, when there are cars they are driven slowly. Today was very cold and windy but it was also sunny with cloudless blue skys. The cold doesn’t bother me much and it certainly didn’t seem to bother Harley. He loves to run on the snow. Cairn terriers originated in Scotland where I imagine there is quite a bit of snow in winter so maybe it’s in their genetic makeup to run in the snow (in the same way that terriers seem to know that they were bred to kill rats). We were walking around mid-day while waiting for Eirah to finish her dance class – clearly not the best time for taking pictures. Had a great time walking around in this historic cemetery though. As the Wikipedia article says:

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Sleepy Hollow, New York, is the resting place of numerous famous figures, including Washington Irving, whose story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is set in the adjacent Old Dutch Burying Ground. Incorporated in 1849 as Tarrytown Cemetery, it posthumously honored Irving’s request that it change its name to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.

For fans of the TV series don’t come to Sleepy Hollow expecting to see something familiar. Apart from some aerial shots the series was mostly filmed in North Carolina.

Lister Statue.

Washington Irving‘s Grave in the Irving family plot. Washington Irving was, of course, the author of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle” as well as many other literary works.

Canon trained on Tarrytown in the background. Near the Battle Monument honoring the Revolutionary soldiers who lived in or near Tarrytown. It sits where a cannon sat during the war, guarding the Pocantico River.

Statues at the Delavan Memorial.

Stained glass window in the community mausoleum portrays the cemetery, the Old Dutch Church and Philipsburg Manor in the background.

The Old Dutch Church.




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