Showing posts with label cemetery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cemetery. Show all posts

Meet the angels of Sleepy Hollow

And we're back to Sleepy Hollow again.

Masih ingat cerita saya ketika mampir di salah satu kompleks pemakaman paling kondang di AS? Kalau suka dengan serial televisi yang bergenre horror, pasti tidak asing lagi Sleepy Hollow dan legendanya. Walaupun saya bukan fans beratnya, tapi saya familiar sekali dengan legenda yang satu ini.

Last fall, we managed to visit this historical cemetery and took a stroll in several corners of the place. Including the famous headless horseman bridge. Perhaps, it's one of the reasons why we actually came to this place in the first place.

And today, we're back with Anniesa Hasibuan's team for a photo session of PEARLASIA, which has been beautifully showcased during the 2016 CoutureNew  York Fashion Week.

Dari 15 baju rancangan Anniesa Hasibuan yang ditampilkan dalam 2016 Couture Fashion Week, ada 7 yang dipersiapkan untuk sesi pemotretan khusus kali ini. Mau tau baju mana saja yang dipilih? 

And here are some sneak peaks.
Meet the angels at Sleepy Hollow

We chose one of the corners with angelic statues in the old part of the cemetery. In a way, the ambience matches the dresses chosen for the photo session. 

Karya Anniesa Hasibuan yang sarat details dan royal elegant membuatnya terlihat menyatu dengan pemandangan sekitar Sleepy Hollow yang terasa syahdu  dengan berbagai patung bidadari. Layaknya kompleks pemakaman tua di negara ini, Sleepy Hollow memang banyak dihiasi berbagai nisan maupun patung-patung bernuansa religius yang menggambarkan pengharapan dari keluarga yang ditinggalkan akan damainya surga. Tidak heran jika patung bidadari pun menghiasai berbagai sudut kompleks pemakaman ini. Dengan wajah tanpa dosa yang mirip dengan boneka, saya senang melihat wajah bidadari yang biasanya menengadahkan tangannya ke atas seperti meniupkan pujian dan doa-doa kepada Yang Kuasa di atas sana. So peaceful.

one of the angels...

And we paid tribute to General Delavan and his family, for his beautiful tomb, erected in 1876 by Charles H.Delavan.
This is the spot where we have the angelic statues surrounding us. And I just can't get enough of it, because those angels surely make me feel so peaceful.

the General...

under the blue sky...

spread your wings...

Meskipun terkenal dengan legenda kusir tak berkepala atau the headless horseman, namun kompleks pemakaman seluas 90 acres ini jauh dari suasana seram dan mistis. Bahkan di bagian jembatan yang konon dianggap sebagai salah satu tempat munculnya kusir tak berkepala tadi, suasananya justru terasa asri dan damai, karena memang dikelilingi pepohonan dan riak aliran sungai Pocantico. Saat kami kembali ke sini, pepohonan di sekitar jembatan masih dihiasi daun yang menguning, sisa-sisa keindahan musim gugur yang telah lalu.

With such a natural beauty of the surrounding hilly Sleepy Hollow, and amidst the falling leaves as well as the running creek of Pocantico River, our models, Laura Muljadi and Sarah Azka, and us truly enjoy our photo session here. And we truly meet the angels of Sleepy Hollow :).

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A Visit to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Hi, everyone..
Hope you all have a great week.
NYC is surprisingly warm, at least compared to last year. And it certainly gives extra time for me and my family to go out and enjoy the beauty of nature. My itchy feet certainly couldn't wait to go places :).

And last week, we went to Tarry town.
One ultimate destination: Sleepy Hollow cemetery.

I don't know exactly when I firstly start developing this new hobby of visiting cemeteries.

Perhaps it all started with that cute photo session at   Taman Prasasti Museum in Jakarta with Bapak Rudi Frakarsa et my dearest partner in crime, Joannes Tandjung :).

Taman Prasasti Memorial park, Jakarta..back in 2012 I guess..

But for sure, I keep bumping myself to those cemeteries here and there. Including this one, Sleepy Hollow.

one historic place indeed..
Sounds familiar?
There's a famous TV series bearing the same name and inspired by the history of this place.
Do you like watching it as well?

Around 45 minutes drive from NYC, we planned to visited many interesting and historical spot in Tarry town but apparently most of the mansions, like the one belong to the Rockefeller clan, are closed for this season already. So we directly headed to this famous spot for headless men and the pretty tombstones.

Where else but a visit to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

By the time we arrived here, it was almost deserted. 
Well, that was around 3 PM on Sunday, so perhaps not many were strolling around in the cemetery like the 4 of us :). But then we saw some people walked, and some cars parked, inside of the complex. Like us, many of them were holding the map and took pictures here and there. So I guess we all were intrigued to see the final resting place of Elizabeth Arden, Washington Irving, Andrew Carnegie, Walter Chrysler and many more. Do those names ring a bell to you? Some do, I suppose.

It is quite a huge complex and the hilly structure of this place make it looks even more serene and beautiful.

Or perhaps, peaceful is more proper.

Tell me what you think..

Do you think it's spooky?

Or serenely beautiful? 

We also managed to peep the famous resident of this complex. 

Uncle Wash..or Washington Irving, who wrote the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, is certainly one spot every one is intrigued to see. When I was there, I overheard the group tour explaining about Uncle Wash love life, which involved a fling with Mary Shelley. Yuuup, you're right, she's the author of the famous Frankenstein :).

And down further, the Pocantico river beautifuly snakes along the hilly cemetery complex. 

In one of the spots, we had the headless horseman bridge (marked 'not original') in the map :)) connecting the lower part of the cemetery to the uphill one.

Well, since we were there at almost sunset, it was super cold and became a bit spooky. Surely I didn't join the ghost tour there but happy enough just to walk around and take pictures around.

Psst, btw.. my smartphone got stuck while I was taking picture in Mr. Jones' corner. Simply blank and black screened. I'm pretty much superstitious so I took it as a sign that I had to call it a day :).

So, if you get a chance to visit NYC and are willing to drive around 45 minutes to Tarry Town, don't miss a visit to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

Hope you will enjoy it as much as I do :)

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery 
540 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY
Opening hours: 8 AM - 4.30 PM (sunset)
No entrance fee

WW: Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia

One of the most beautiful cities we visited during the #RoadtripUSA #summer #2015 is Savannah, Georgia.

We instantly fell in love with its' beautiful houses, yummy cuisines, friendly and laid-back people as well as the giant oaks beautifully adorned with Spanish mosh.

One of the most visited places here in Savannah is the Bonaventure Cemetery.

Yup, the cemetery.

one fine day..

But far from feeling scary or haunted (although this place is famous for its ghosts as well :)), we felt so peaceful and relaxed while stroling around its huge complex.

Besides the famous locals being burried here and fantastic oaks line as well as Gothic tombstones, the famous Bird Girl statue, from the cover of Midneight in the Garden of Good and Evil, is another reason why this place is pretty famous.
Too bad the statue has been moved to Telfair Museum. 

But we certainly get a lot to see here.. 

Including the one-and-only Gracie :)
May she rest in peace..

I managed to take picture here and there as well, thanks to my hubby, Udi :)

I was wearing my Tais tenun (the traditional  fabrics from North Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia)  mixed with Sengkang sarong jacket from Batik Chic, Miu-miu black asymetrical skirt, green top from my tailor in Lampung :),  purple fedora from the street fair in front of Grand Central and Madurese batik bag from Batik Chic as well :)

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