Green-Wood is indeed a place for all seasons. This year has been a wonderfully colorful fall at Green-Wood. Here are a few images that I shot yesterday. I thought I might have been a bit late going out, but it really was spectacular. If you have a chance to get out on the grounds this weekend, there should still be some fall foliage left for you to enjoy. I have included some locations here to help you out. If you don’t make it out this weekend, here’s your fall foliage for you:
At the intersection of Garland and Hemlock Avenues. Frederick William MacMonnies’s “Civic Virtue,” with fallen leaves. The Gilsey Mausoleum, on Atlantic Avenue. The Wetmores’ mansion in Newport, Rhode Island, is open to the public, courtesy of the Newport Preservation Society. One of Green-Wood’s most spectacular cut leaf Japanese maples is at the intersection of Cypress and Vine Avenues. That’s the memorial to the Scribners (relatives of the publishing house). It was created in and imported from Italy. The recently-restored Caretaker’s Cottage at Green-Wood’s Fort Hamilton Parkway entrance. A marble angel, framed against the red leaves of a Japanese maple. Note the tip of the obelisk above the foliage; this obelisk is one of the tallest in the world. The great Valentine Angel, framed by birches. Note the contrast between the dark bronze monument and the white of the tree bark–this planting was Superintendent Art Presson’s idea. This angle shows the wings, arms, and the dress folds of the Valentine Angel. Gingko trees along Vista Avenue, above Cedar Dell, near the Sea Captain. The Niblo Mausoleum dates from 1852. Its Japanese maples are a joy in the fall. Note the one at left was just beginning to change color. The Hidden family lot, at the intersection of Vale and Crescent Avenues, near Dell Water. Ginkgo and oak leaves form a backdrop for this marble carving on Locust Avenue. Obelisks frame a very large Ginkgo. More Japanese cutleaf maples, to either side of a Celtic cross. These trees, year after year, put on a great fall performance. They are at the intersection of Grape and Fir Avenues. Maple leaves, backlit by the sun, on the edge of Dell Water. Female figures and oak leaves.
Get out on the grounds and make your own fall foliage discoveries!