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.
Something good came of my forced site maintenance. I came across this photograph from probably 2015.
This is the Saybrook Light on the Long Island Sound. It was a Blood Moon. Ellen was the driving force on this. We had to find a location, a safe place for the car, and finally walk the breakers to a good location.
It came out better than I expected, especially given my lack of enthusiasm about breaking my neck in the dark.
For one day these may have been the most popular flowers on the Magnolia Plantation grounds. I’m not even sure where it was exactly. I do know I passed through the grounds on my way out to the marsh and Ashley River.
A photographer couldn’t miss it, the bright colors hanging down into the dark water.
I know Ellen shot it, and I don’t think we were together. I did see another photographer placed an image on social media.