St. Paul's Churchyard

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{St. Paul's Churchyard
by O'Dasor De, LAM}

St Paul’s Churchyard

The remains of many English, Irish and French citizens are buried here.

Among the well-known is George Frederick Cook, the English actor whose ghost is rumored to roam the grounds in search of his head, which, it is said, was used in a performance of Hamlet.

ThomasAddis Emmet, an Irish patriot who was exiled, has a place of honor in the graveyard, alongside patriots of the Revolutionary War.

The French are represented by StephenRochefontaine,
a noted military engineer for the Continental army.


Full text of
St. Paul's chapel.

(Erected A. D. 1766)
The oldest public building
and the only colonial church edifice
in New York city"

Now playing: Frank Sinatra - That Old Black Magic
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Momza said...

Very interesting information. I think I'd be looking for my head too if it was used in a Shakespeare play.
Your pictures are always perfect.

Bee Magic Chronicles for Kids said...

I love the photo. Taking it through the trees adds such interest and beauty to the photo.

A Cuban In London said...

Beautiful photo and for a moment I thought I was across from OUR St Paul's Cathedral in London. Many thanks.

I hope you don't mind, but the word 'alcansar' in your header is misspelled. It should read 'alcanzar'.

And you're right, Cubans dance anything and everything :-). Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

bARE-eYED sUN said...

Momza, absolutely! geeze, talk about taking advantage!

imagine this: there one lays, dead as a doornail, and someone figures that they can just borrow one's head for a show, then forget to return it!

o'course we'd go a-hauntining the place.

bARE-eYED sUN said...

Barbara, we agree, it's an oldie but goodie trick that works most times. :-)

thanks for stopping by.


bARE-eYED sUN said...

thanks for pointing that out, London,
made the correction. :-0

we need all the help we can get, . . . trying to hold on to the language . . . :-)

btb, saw your Dance Blog
"Afro-Latin Lounge"