Monday, December 14, 2009

My World Tuesday

St. Michael's Cemetery, Astoria

St. Michael's Cemetery is situated in the borough of Queens in New York City. Established in 1852, St. Michael's is one of the oldest religious, nonprofit cemeteries in the New York City metropolitan area which is open to people of all faiths. It is owned and operated by St. Michael's Church, an Episcopal congregation located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

This little angel sits above the grave of a young child. Does the moss growing on the sculpture add to the effect or detract from it?

Thanks to the My World Team:

Klaus | Sandy | Ivar | Wren | Fishing Guy | Louise
| Sylvia


Photo Cache said...

I say the moss definitely adds to the character of the statue.

Have a great week.

Sylvia K said...

I have to agree with Photo Cache, I think the moss definitely adds character. It does speak to you and at least makes me wonder about the child buried there. Terrific shots and post Mary!

Enjoy and stay warm!


Riet said...

Yes the moss ads character. And I always wonder what happened to the child. It must be a sad story.

Carver said...

I like the moss on the statue. Always sad to see a child's grave. Wonderful photographs Mary and I love your Christmas header. That's great!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Mary: That is a neat little angel.

Powell River Books said...

I've never been to New York City but my husband came from Rome in upstate. I like the moss, it makes me think of quiet forest spaces. I invite you to come see my snowy airport. - Margy

Dirkjogt said...

Nice pictures, the moss adds something to it.

Barb said...

Love the moss on the angel. It gives it a real look of antiquity. Your blog is so festive, Mary! That red makes your photos pop!