Bonaventure Cemetery: Beauty in Death

During our long Thanksgiving break we went to Tybee Island, Georgia. One of the places we had to visit was the Bonaventure Cemetery outside of Savannah. It is a huge cemetery with graves stretching back to the 18th century. I took a lot of pictures and I thought I would share some of my favorites.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I wish I had taken the time to write down the information on the various graves and monuments, but I was just too busy taking pictures.

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  1. Laurel L. Russwurm

    Lovely! There is a lot of interesting history and beautiful statuary in the world’s cemetaries. When I was in college, the local cemetary was a quiet great place to escape from a surfeit of room mates; I’d go spend a quiet afternoon reading tombstones, and trying to get a sense of the people who went before. 🙂

    1. Eric Swett

      I’ve always enjoyed cemeteries, but most of the ones I had access to growing up were pretty dull, and certainly nothing like Bonaventure. We also went to a different cemetery in Savannah itself and while the graves were older everything was much more utilitarian.

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