Monday, March 26, 2012

Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah

I've been an occasional local in Savannah for going on six years now.  Well, technically speaking South Carolina - the Hilton Head area.  Savannah is the town I fly to and from, and I visit Savannah each time I visit my home in the Low Country.  I love wandering its streets and the homes and squares surrounded by trees dripping Spanish Moss are so beautiful.  SCAD has really given the town a cool vibe, too. 

So it's surprising to me that it took me so long to finally visit Bonaventure Cemetery.  After The Book was written ("Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil") the cemetery was undoubtedly on everyone's short list to visit in Savannah.  Not to mention that I am a cemetery-freak...  I looooooooove cemeteries and visit them when I travel.  I find them to be peaceful for strolling as well as beautiful. 

So why did it take me so long?

Here are some photos from my February visit.  My Dad spent four days with me and we spent part of an afternoon wandering around the Victorian part of this cemetery.  I think you can tell I am in love with the little angel.

By the way, I hope that all of you know who Johnny Mercer is!  He wrote some of the most beautiful songs in the mid-20th century, including "Moon River" which is one of my favorite songs (can you just see Audrey Hepburn right now, in that gorgeous, gorgeous LBD?).  Johnny was born and raised in Savannah and buried in Bonaventure Cemetery. 


Carla said...

Great post Beth.
Love your pics, when I first arrived in Italy I was (and still am) obsessed with taking photos of the Madonna.
In cemeteries, churches, day, night just continually clicking!! your angel is beautiful and am sure you had a lovely few days with your Dad.
Thanks for your lovely comments on my new look blog very kind.
Carla x

Anonymous said...

I think cemetery pictures are some of the best. These are fantastic!

Elizabeth said...

Thank you Carla and Steph! I imagine it sounds weird to say I love cemeteries, but I do!

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