Saturday, February 4, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday - Memorializing


Shadow Shot Sunday-2 reappears this week, courtesy of our three outstanding hosts, Rose, MMT and Gemma. We look here, there (and perhaps everywhere) for shadowy objects. Today it is summer, a time of warmer temperatures, more sun and naturally, shadows.

The subject is the gateway to the impressive Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven, on the periphery of Yale University. This burial ground dates back to 1797, replacing the grounds on the New Haven Green. The portal here is in an Egyptian Revival Style, itself built in 1845, and the source of shadow.

The grounds memorialize over 14,000 historic figures who lived in Connecticut that are interred here, including: Lyman Beecher, abolitionist; Charles Goodyear, of tire fame; David Humphreys; Roger Sherman, who signed the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution; and Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin.

The shadowy lighting falls upon this stone portal, adding an aura to the history of the entry. See more shadows at this fun meme! 
Also posted as part of Tina's 29 Days meme

24 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a lovely place and wonderful shadows for the day! Love the history you've included! I would love to visit there! Hope you and Patti have a great weekend, Ralph! Stay warm and enjoy!

Sylvia

sarayutouched said...

wow, that is a lot of history there. great shot ralph...enjoyed learning this.

Kelly said...

I love architecture and this is a nice, bold specimen. It makes some nice, bold shadows as well! I appreciate the history you provided, too.

Linda said...

I still need to get there! I'll have to make sure it's on my Wandering List for this year once the weather is nicer.

Lovely shot, Ralph!

Anne said...

A very impressive entrance, enhanced by the shadows!

Rajesh said...

Impressive gateway.

colleen said...

Nice architecture, cast sun and shadow.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful gateway.

Regards and best wishes

Cassie said...

Wow Ralph! Connecticut sure has some famous men buried in her ground. Patrick just said he guesses everyone there is an historic figure, just some more prominent than others. (He's deep.) Anywhoooo, a neat ShadowSHot. I like the engraving above the entrance. True in 1797, true now.
Happy SSS!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I would love to walk through this cemetery. There is so much to learn just by reading the inscriptions on headstones. Great, and nearly imperialistic shadows.

My Sunday Shadows Link: MISTY MORNING

I do hope to see you stop by for a visit if you can find time. Have a great Sunday.

Patti said...

Interesting post, my dear.
We need to go there sometime in the spring or summer with Linda! It would be a fun outing.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love the varied neautral tones in the wall and columns! Creates a fascinating canvas for shadow patterns! Lovely photo and informative thoughts!

Dianne said...

the stone work is beautiful

Paula Scott said...

Wow-that's a lot of fame amongst the shadows.

John McElveen said...

Thanks for the History behind the awesome Picture you FRAMED!!! Me Likey!

John

Martha Z said...

A lot of history lay beyond those shadows.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Nice shadow shot Ralph, great gateway.

BLOGitse said...

That's really old, historical cemetery.
Plus it looks like summer. Not here.
It's -0.399999 F, -18 C but sun's shining which is nice.
Happy Sunday!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Dear Ralph .. this is a very impressive structure and shadow indeed !
I can say that our first Prime Minister, Sir John A. as we refer to him is tucked in here at our most beautiful interment area .. really though, it truly is a gorgeous place if it weren't for all of the spooky graves ? LOL
Joy

bj said...

Hi, Ralph,
This is a beautiful shadow shot of a beautiful gateway. I so enjoyed your brief history of this place.

chubskulit said...

Quite a grand entrance! Thanks for joining SS2!

Brass Kettle Shadow.

Have a blessed Sunday!
Rose, SS2 Team

jewaicious said...

What a nice capture of architecture, textures and mood.

I like the perspective, making us wonder what is beyond the entrance. Lovely.

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Beautiful entry...I would have never guessed its age!

Costin Comba said...

Beautiful photo. Thanks you for share with us. Have a nice week. Greetings from Romania.