It is another visit to another New York City cemetery and as you can tell this one is in “The Bronx”
This cemetery is the famous Woodlawn cemetery and is distinction it is number rich, famous people buried there along with the large amount of mausoleums.
Here is a link to the their website: http://www.thewoodlawncemetery.org/site/
Here is a link of a list of who is buried there: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodlawn_Cemetery_%28Bronx%29
If you have been with me to another famous New York City cemetery, Green-Wood in Brooklyn or have visited Green-Wood on your own, I try to describe the differences are in the cemeteries the best way I can
- My Comparisons With Green-Wood and Woodlawn
I would say Woodlawn has more mausoleums than Green-Wood and some are huge. So huge they dwarf some of monuments you can see many places in New York City of famous people from the past. I seen the largest mausoleums at Green-Wood and they are in average size to compare to the large ones at Woodlawn.
Green-Wood has the rolling hills, lakes, trees and curved paths that make for a very scenic place to photograph. Woodlawn is mostly flat with some areas have rolling hills and it does have a lake but not anything like Green-Wood.
Woodlawn has vast amount of statues and many of them are very artistic style. Since Green-Wood is close to the Hudson River I find cooler temperatures to when walking around. Many areas of Woodlawn have no shade so it can be hot if you do not find that shade of a tree to get out of the sun.
Both cemeteries are open to the public to visit. Both places offer maps, since they are very large cemeteries you need a map to explore it correctly. Both have a visitor centers. Both are nearby public transportation, the New York City subway and Woodlawn is also served by Metro North.
Green-Wood does not disappoint a photographer what they can photograph I think Woodlawn does not disappoint too. A photographer who has shot photographs at Green-Wood would be wrong expecting the same cemetery photographs when visiting Woodlawn.
- Woodlawn Photography Policy
I have to point out Woodlawn has a photography policy as they require paperwork to be filled out. Here is a link of their photography permit http://www.thewoodlawncemetery.org/site/forms/WOODLAWN-PHOTOGRAPHY-PERMIT.pdf and you will need a photo ID too. There is no fee for the photography permit!
The subway lines 2,5 are close buy three blocks away from the entrance and Metro North's Woodlawn stop is a block away from the cemetery entrance.
- The Meetup Spot - Updated 07/11/2013
The Meetup stop is at the entrance of Woodlawn cemetery. I will be taking the Metro North train from Grand Central Station to the Woodlawn stop. I will be taking the 11:25 train which will arrive at Woodlawn 11.51 AM and that is plenty of time to get to the entrance. We will be leaving at 12:05 PM to fill out permit. If you want to meet me for the train that is ok as I will be in the first car.
I will be driving but I will be meeting the Metro North Train when it arrives at 11.51 AM at the Woodlawn station wearing a hat, glasses and holding a sign that say "Safari Meetup"
Please do not be late as you are going to have to hard time catching up to us.
The night before the event I will sent out an email to those who have signup for the Meetup, with my cell# and you can text my cell # too.
- When Does it End?
The cemetery closes at 5:00 PM. So we will be at the entrance to leave at 4:15pm and the Merto North train leaves at 4:32 PM. Anyone can leave earlier just let me know so you can say goodbye and I will feel good inside.
- Other Things
I would advise you depending on the weather to wear sun screen, a hat and bring some water. There is a store, located inside a gas station where you can by water that is right across from Woodlawn’s entrance where we meeting.
- The Price for this Meetup is $3
The money goes help to pay the cost of running this meetup. So please when you show up at the Meeting spot, when you see me please pay the $3. I do not keep track who is paid and I hate asking for money.
Below are some of my snapshots from Woodlawn Cemetery and I hope to see you all there.