Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sleepy Hollow

Over the weekend we took a little day trip up to the legendary Sleepy Hollow, and explored the infamous old churchyard, dutch church, and bridge site from Irving's halloweeny classic. It is one of the oldest cemeteries in America, and absolutely breathtaking. It was the perfect halloween backdrop, with the bare black, twisted branches, the bright fall leaves, and all the quintessential ornate old mausoleums, tombs, monuments, and headstones.

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Unfortunately the bridge from the tale isn't standing anymore, but there is a small wooden footbridge around the right area for visitors to come and enjoy the scenery and revel in the novelty. We also found Washington Irving's headstone and couldn't resist taking classic hokey pictures.


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a man working in the churchyard informed us that this was the grave of THE Katrina from the story:
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and he said this open space of grass is where the headless horseman's body is rumored to be buried:

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sppooooooookkkyyyyyy.

these were taken in the spirit of halloween, on friday before halloween hit....sorry for being behind on posting them. hope they can still feel relevant and enjoyable.

oh, I almost forgot!
coat: beacon's closet/ refashioned
dress: thrifted and refashioned
shoes: pib's xchange
gloves: grandma's

42 comments:

  1. these picture are fantastic! and i adore your dress. so pretty.

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  2. these photos are amazing. I love the levitation shots. haha

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  3. What a cool place! I'd love to visit there. I saw some documentary about it on TV the other day and it looked so beautiful. I really enjoy the picture of you two jumping. These pictures are so neat!

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  4. The shot with the leaves framing the top and the gravestones at the bottom is perfect! Beautiful spot!

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  5. The green gloves are GREAT! I have added them to my ever growing items to find while thrifting list! Also, good job on the jumping photo, I am sure that only took one try ;)

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  6. Love EVERYTHING about this post. Your photos are magical :)

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  7. These photos are magical!! You look so fantastic in that red coat. I can't believe I haven't been to Sleepy Hollow (I'm in NY too). I smell a road trip in the works!!

    What a great looking blog you have, PS.

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  8. I LOVE this post. The photos are just amazing. And your shoes are very very cute!

    Julia
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  9. your red coat is perfectly to DIE for. so lovely.

    xoxo

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  10. Your photos are beautiful and your coats are stunning! I want to visit Sleep Hallow, especially since I studied it in school two years ago! ^^

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  11. what a fun trip you guys took! so perfect for the halloween. i adore the jumping photo of you and your hubs...

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  12. these photos, and your outfit, are so fabulous!
    the jumping photos are super cute too

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  13. So, I totally work in Sleepy Hollow! Haha. It's such a fun little town - especially during Halloween. These photos are all amazing - especially the jumping ones! :)

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  14. You remind me of Zooey Deschanel in these photos! Gorgeous as usual.

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  15. I love the images! amazing! xoxo
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  16. WOW - I love cemeteries - and this one is EPIC! Your outfit is perfect in it, that dress is one lovely color!

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  17. This is so cool. This is a great photo set, I really love the one by the water fall. Also, that coat & dress are amazing.

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  18. oh my goodness i love this! the pictures are so pretty. and as usual, i am obsessed with your hair. p.s. remember that one time you went to the ice castles in midway last winter? i was the awkward girl who came with david, freaked out when you got in the car and it was you aka Kitsune-Kun, and tripped into your husband (i STILL can't believe that happened). anyway, just introducing myself and finally coming out as a closet stalker for the last year. I hope NY is treating you well!

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  19. Awesome! I didn't realize this was a real place!

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  20. Wow, awesome photos! I really like that creepy one where you look like you're rising from a grave. What a cool place to visit.

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  21. hey! just happened across your blog via the Delightful Dozen. It's fantastic! I am loving all of the outfits I've seen so far! :)

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  22. These photos are soooo awesome! It looks like you guys really enjoyed the day together. You kind of look like floating ghosts in your jumping pictures, creepy! Also, I am in love with that dress, it is gorgeous!

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  23. Oh I'd love to visit that place too, someday! Your dress is super cute! :)

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  24. Sounds like a great place to go for halloween! And oh my gosh I love your photos!

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  25. Ohhh my god, these pictures are so beautiful! Your outfit is amazing, it's making me wish it wasn't so summery and warm here. That dress is a seriously good thrifted find.

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  26. oh my goodness. you are too adorable! what a halloween treat to visit that place.... wow. I love this photo the best! http://www.flickr.com/photos/39230407@N05/6306106750/

    love, polly :D

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  28. Beautiful photos! I love your dress :)

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  30. wonderful...I really love the image of both of you jumping, it looks like you are levitating over the spooky graves xxx

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  31. 1. green gloves?? need
    2. highest jumps EVER

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  32. Oh I would nerd out so hard here! and it must be said: your coat is all sorts of awesome. It drapes wonderfully on you :)

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  34. I had no idea Sleepy Hollow was a real place. I love your coat, it's great the way it fits like a dress

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  35. Wow, these photos are gorgeous!! What a great, creepy day trip destination perfect for the Friday before Halloween! I LOVE your green gloves!

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  36. Incredible pictures! What a beautiful cemetery and the pictures of you in front of that waterfall are so pretty. Great jumping shots, the cemetery makes a levitating look & fun ones w/ the heads off! Beautiful dress & color too, you look so pretty! I'd love to see/hear how you refashioned these things.

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  37. I want to go. Is it in NY? I don't live far probably from it. I only knew of Jockey Hollow here in NJ, which I've been to before.

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  38. I LOVE THESE PICTURES!! particularly the ones where you're jumping but you just look like you're creepily hovering. Or are you creepily hovering...

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