Monday, May 23, 2011
Part Three: Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia
I know it sounds weird to love cemeteries and to equally love photographing them.
But I really do, on both counts.
Visiting a cemetery is like going to a park to me, and an obvious reminder
to live your life to the fullest while you are blessed to live on this earth.
And a reminder to honor those lives that were lost before ours.
I always wonder what the people were like under each headstone...
what their culture and home life was like.
Who they loved, who they lost, who they fought, what their hopes and dreams were.
So today, I am posting more pictures of the most awesome cemetery (Bonaventure Cemetery) I have ever seen. (If you missed Parts ONE and TWO, just drop below this post to see them).
The headstones were ornate and more like art.
The setting was gorgeous with huge, ancient oak trees hanging with Spanish moss.
We wished we had time to read each and every headstone, because they all told their own stories.
But most were so ornate!:
One of the most famous headstones and gravesites
was the one of
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this dear 6 yr. old little girl.
Many people leave flowers at her gravesite.
I loved the rod iron fence surrounding her gravesite:
And that GATE! I loved it.
The little pink ribbon some visitor left at her gravesite put a tear in my eyes:
Her headstone was made in her EXACT likeness.
Read about it HERE:
There were several HUGE mausoleums like this one. Gorgeous, ornate doors, some with stained glass!:
This gravesite was amazingly covered with a tree and moss:
The way I love the giant oak trees and the Spanish moss, it is my dream cemetery plot.
But wait, I thought I wanted to be creamated when my time comes....
Now, after seeing this cemetery, I am having doubts.
Then again...they could bury ashes and put some huge angel on me, right?
Some people would find humor in that...
All the headstones were so different, so unique...
Another one of the gravesites covered in plants and moss and trees!:
What an honor for this Mother and Father. A beautiful tribute!:
Loved this angel:
You'd think about being in a museum, rather than a cemetery...it was wonderful:
As you probably would have guessed, I still have more photos of this wondrous
cemetery to share with you next time...
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