Cemetery Safari: The Calvary Metropolis

During the hours of darkness, Calvary Cemetery is an island of shadow surrounded by the brightly lit boroughs of New York City. Two of the busiest highways in the area cradle the oldest section of the cemetery, but the din of the traffic is somewhat muted by the thousands of headstones and monuments which rise up like weeds competing for sunlight. Calvary is one of the oldest cemeteries in the United States, and with about three million interments, also the largest.

On this particular moonless night, multiple layers of clouds swept through the atmosphere and created some beautiful scenes as the city lights bounced off their undersides. Hope you enjoy the photos.

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