Maimonides Cemetery Cypress Hills, Brooklyn © Vincenzo Aiosa

Maimonides Cemetery Cypress Hills, Brooklyn © Vincenzo Aiosa

The Maimonides Cemetery on Jamaica Ave,  Brooklyn from the exterior has a  mysterious and foreboding presence. I am sure that with some power washing and a fresh coat of paint it would go back to its original splendor and it will generate some work with area businesses.

I remember in 1973 walking past it every day on the way to Abraham Lincoln Middle School I.S. 171, and even then I always accelerated my pace  while walking that stretch of  Jamaica Avenue where there are three cemeteries entrances.

Luigi Gauthier Modern Monuments Middle Village Queens NY. © Vincenzo Aiosa

Previously posted  on Fading Ad Blog

Middle Village is a neighborhood in central Queens

Chiesa Gran Madre di Dio

If you cross the Po on the Piazza Vittorio bridge, you will find yourself directly in front of the Gran Madre di Dio church. It is a scenographic construction in a circular shape, built between 1818 and 1831 to commemorate the return of Vittorio Emanuele I to Turin on the 20 May 1814. The church houses the remains of 5000 men who fell in the first world war. Note the access staircase with the two statues of Religion and Faith and, inside, the Crucifix and Sacred Heart of Jesus. – My Travel Guide

  1. January 25, 2010 at 3:25 am

    Great shots. I miss driving up that block on my way home from work. Wait, I don’t miss the drive home though. Weird weather we are having. I see a mosquito. It’s January. Yikes.

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