Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Some pictures from Sylvester Manor 11/23/13

A handsome old house

Very steep staircase!

Here is where the servants (slaves) were buried
Marked only by this stone
"Burying Ground of the Colored
People of the Manor Since 1651"

probably carved in 1884
Some of the gang who went on the outing
We stopped in Greenport for lunch at Claudios
before taking the ferry to Shelter Island
Tall hedges in the overgrown garden
What things has this tree witnessed in its long life?
A causeway leads to a little island
Farther down the causeway
 In the garden. Who's he?
 I love old brick pathways
 They have livestock (quarters being inspected by biology professor)
A casually dressed sheep

Check out the website for Sylvester Manor
and the book
 The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation
 on Long Island, by Mac Griswold (2013) 

1 comment:

Kristen said...

That looks like a very fun field trip. What a staircase! I guess you have to be pretty careful especially in the dark, I wonder how many folks fell down those over the years! What kind of sheep is that? is it shedding?