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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Part TWO: Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia

If you missed Part ONE of the Bonaventure Cemetery photos,
please go back down below this post to read about this awesome place.


So, let's continue, shall we?



This is the entrance gate:

I could already tell that I was going to love it there.
It looked more like a park.



Graves were tucked in amongst gorgeous palms and Spanish-moss laden gigantic oak trees:







Wonderful tree-lined trees along a river!:







Captivating headstones along the park's roads:







Marble art everywhere. These cherub angels got my attention:







I read so, so many headstones of babies and children that died at such young ages. It was heartbreaking.







Can you imagine being the mother or father of this family, and losing these two precious children , so close together?:







Some of the family plots had huge, ornate statues in their honor. This one was AMAZING:







How poignant to have a jet stream above this monument. A reminder that time truly marches on:







Just LOOK at the architectural detail in the top of the monument!:
(I just noticed the shadow above....doesn't it look like a man' profile?)






Just amazing carving detail, now layered with time's moss and wear:
Stay tuned,
I have more photos of some amazing headstones and of the beauty of this place.

11 comments:

Brian Miller said...

love all the stone work...that last one is amazing...the kids/angel head are a bit creepy...

Pat said...

Wow - just amazing. Thanks for the stroll.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh wow! This place is so lovely.I like all the trees.

Sandra said...

i am back, i tried several times this morning to comment and it would not let me, now i can. blogger has been acting strange again. i love the close ups of the architecture. you captured all the beauty i remember.

Star said...

Beautiful pictures. I have been to Georgia and it is a truly picturesque place. I like the picture showing the jet stream best. It says so much. I have seen a cemetery like this one in Paris. It is the Pere la chaise cemetery. You'd like that one too.

Ratty said...

I've always thought cemeteries are some of the most beautiful places to explore nature. The gravestones and crypts even enhance that beauty. Cemeteries are the few places I know in the city limits of Detroit where anyone can explore that much nature.

diane b said...

A charming resting place and what beauty you found.

Dave said...

Cemeteries quietly tell their own sad stories in the script of their headstones. Yes, you can feel the sadness of a family who lost two very young children quite close together. Thanks for showing this cemetery. - Dave

SquirrelQueen said...

You have really captured the beauty of Bonaventure in your photos Joan. The statues and architure of the place is just as remarkable as I remembered. And I do love the Spanish Moss.

L. D. Burgus said...

Oh so beautiful. It was a sunny day and it made the structures look great.

Debbie Lo said...

What an atmosphere of wonder in such a traditionally sad place. It just goes to show that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and it's all around us. Fantastic, photos, Joan. :-)

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