Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia.
One of the old US cemeteries (there are 3-4) considered to be among the best of gothic and renaissance design.
John Berendt’s first book, ‘Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil’ is one of the most published novels in US history. A movie of the same name turned this cemetery into a huge tourist attraction. The story line is based around this cemetery, Savannah GA, and Beaufort, SC. Some how Savannah has managed to keep most of it’s historical and beautiful architecture in tact.
I have always wanted to visit and compare to our Magnolia cemetery, one of the other major old gothic grave yards. They are similar in some ways, and very different in others. Magnolia is always on the verge of ruin, and has no tourists to speak of.
As I expected it’s a photographer paradise, if you arrive early.
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I love places like that.
I do too. I have wanted to visit this cemetery after discovering Old Magnolia here in Charleston. I have also been to Green-Wood in Brooklyn. The last one is St.Louis in New Orleans. Magnolia here in Charleston is the most closest to what you can ‘conjure’ up in your imagination. St.Louis is probably the most different with above ground burials. They are magical places when empty of people.
I love these images. Just wonderful.
I have wanted to visit Bonaventure Cemetery for a long time. Finally went. My own fault, Charleston is only 2 hours from Savannah Georgia. It’s the same as visiting the Statue Of Liberty. I saw her for 30 years. Finally visited after I moved to Connecticut. 🤣