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Over the Tappan Zee…

The last time I visited New York I was looking for someplace to go to spend the day with my grandchildren and my google search showed me the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.  I thought that sounded like a great idea but the kids weren’t enthused at all so we didn’t go.  Today, however, I headed up and down a lot of hills, and managed some hairpin turns, and eventually drove over the Tappan Zee bridge, but I got there.  It was originally the Tarrytown Cemetery, founded in 1849, but it was posthumously renamed at Washington Irving’s request.  His grave overlooks the adjacent 3 acre graveyard from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, adjacent to the Old Dutch Church.  Nearby is a bridge which was built in a rustic style to suggest the bridge upon which Ichabod Crane failed to escape the Headless Horseman.  It’s a beautifully set and well maintained resting place, I think I need to reread the story…6-18Irving6-18officeHDR6-18olddutch6-18redtreeHDR6-18stepsHDR6-18ivyHDR6-18woodenshoes6-18stream6-18bridgeAs I was driving away intending to head home I saw a road sign pointing to a waterfront area, and who could resist that?  The Tarrytown riverwalk I think it was.  And a little ice cream shop alongside the parking lot, and the signs on the window announced ‘coffee’ and also ‘ice cream’, which to me became Coffee Ice Cream, so I went in.  Alas there was no coffee ice cream, but the young man behind the counter suggested their specialty, vanilla ice cream with a shot of espresso.  What a good idea.  And the view from the waterfront was the Tappan Zee from the feature photo, but in the other direction was this from the iPhone…Single photo enhanced with easyHDR 3.12.0: 6-18iphonelighthouse.jpg6-18lighthousecloseAnd this is why I carry the 150-600mm lens.  Just sayin’

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