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Girl in Bonaventure Cemetery

Tombstone of a young woman in Bonaventure Cemetery

I have many pictures to share with you of the Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah  Though touted by the tourism industry as that famous place where John Berendt shared martinis by gravesites in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, I think no writer has described it as justly as John Muir in A Thousand Miles Walk:

"Bonaventure is called a graveyard, a town of the dead, but the few graves are powerless in such a depth of life. The rippling of living waters, the song of birds, the joyous confidence of flowers, the calm, undisturbable grandeur of the oaks, mark this place of graves as one of the Lord’s most favored abodes of life and light."

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03/25/2011 16:03
I was just writing about John Muir for Southwest Airlines! You know, since pretty much EVERYTHING in California is named for him =)
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03/28/2011 13:30
That's cause he is so awesome. Seriously, I love me some John Muir. After all, without him, we wouldn't even have National Parks!
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03/25/2011 16:08
Beautiful quote. Savannah is so lovely!
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03/28/2011 13:32
Thank you Sonja! We just love Savannah.
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03/25/2011 16:23
I agree absolutely! I've begun snapping photos of cemetaries just this year. Not sure where I'm going with them, but they aren't creepy, sad sometimes, but not creepy.
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03/28/2011 13:33
Sometimes they are very sad but often I find them peaceful. The infant graves in the old cemeteries always sadden me.
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03/26/2011 02:30
Krista C.
John Muir can be trusted to say something amazing about anything. He had a poet's soul. That is a lovely photo!
03/29/2011 09:50
Absolutely, Krista! He does have a poet's soul - and thank you.
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03/27/2011 08:48
What a stunning capture. Looove this!!!
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03/29/2011 10:01
Thanks Andi!
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03/30/2011 13:14
This is a beautiful photo - it feels contemplative and perhaps a bit melancholy. Which is usually what I feel in old cemeteries. :)
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04/01/2011 10:24
Thanks so much Christy! That's kind of all Savannah - contemplative and beautiful.
04/16/2011 09:05
Bonaventure is an amazing place! (John Muir is wonderful too!) I love this image that you captured and can relate - I spent a whole day there last year just wandering down the aisles and taking photographs. Whenever I return to Savannah, I still try to stop there. Now, it's like an old friend in a way.
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04/18/2011 15:23
Bonaventure is exactly like that. I know that it will be a must-visit stop for us whenever we head back to Savannah. It's one of the most beautiful places we've seen in the Southeast.
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