We reached Trinity Church and its a lovely little thing. This church has seen and even made a ton of history in this town.
The first rector of this church was William Vesey, after whom Vesey Street, next to the 9/11 site, is named. This is the third church building on this site and dates back about 160 odd years, made in 1846.
The roof has these amazing looking carvings.
We are now turning the corner and see this little sign. The sign is for a sycamore tree, which was standing in the courtyard for decades, almost a century but was then destroyed when the WTC came down in 9/11. More on this later.
There is the steeple. Did you know this was one of the highest points at one time in NY? And that the fore runner of Columbia University, Kings College, same as my namesake here in London, started in this steeple?
This sculpture was made from the roots of the sycamore tree which stood here for a century and was then destroyed by falling debris from the WTC in 9/11. Amazing structure. Imagine the imagination of the artist. Loved it.
A large plaque
The grave of Captain James Lawrence, of the USN. Brave man, He died in a fight with a British Ship and his last words were, “dont give up the ship”.
Another soldiers grave.
A bird trying to peck on food left on the tables.
You cant go in unfortunately, drats. Looks like a lovely church. And services were going on.
Walked across to the wall street start and looked back at this lovely church. Wonderful place indeed. Its amazing it survived the 9/11 crash. Many people took shelter inside this church, it was dusty and debris fell around it but it was saved. Providence indeed. What a lovely place, I wish I could go inside, next time then!