Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sleepy Hollow, NY

In honor of Halloween, last weekend Burke and I visited the real town of Sleepy Hollow, New York. This historic, beautiful Dutch settlement on the Hudson Valley is about 30 minutes away from Manhattan and accessible by train. We went to Philipsburg Manor, where they were having a spooky Halloween tribute to the famous Washington Irving story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Here's a shot of Burke in front of the manor.

They had these strange, large puppets walking all around the grounds. Very creeeeepy!

And of course, there was an appearance by the Headless Horseman himself! He rode in on a black horse and terrified everyone.

After visiting the manor, we walked across the street to see the site where Ichabod Crane met his demise: the old bridge.

The bridge leads up to an old stone church that was built in the mid-1700s. It had a graveyard that includes Irving's grave. (I don't know why the fence says "Storms," but I thought it made it all the more scary.)


Amie said...

Creepy, dark and haunted...too fun!

Ichigo Tamago said...

STORMS and puppets. Yikes!