Summer Vacation – Savannah, GA and the Bonaventure Cemetery

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Hi Everyone!

I’m on vacation this week in Savannah, Georgia. So for my tween the weekends post I’m going to share with you what I’ve been doing on my summer vacation. Although I bet some of you might think this is an interesting topic for a post.

As a teen I loved cemeteries. Something about the history, reading the names and learning something of individual lives and deaths has always fascinated me. The beauty and tragedy has always pulled me in.

Just outside of historic Savannah is the Bonaventure Cemetery. Bonaventure has some of the most beautiful statuary. I took quite a few pictures that I would like to share with you.

Bonaventure is so large that you need a map so you won’t get lost!  Here is a picture of the map I used:

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I walked along Mullryne Way where I took most of the pictures. (Photos are copyrighted, ask permission if you’d like to use them)

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gravesangel1What do you think? Do they inspire any ghost stories? How about Angel stories? Maybe even historical turn of the century fiction? How about you, what sparks your imagination?

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3 comments on “Summer Vacation – Savannah, GA and the Bonaventure Cemetery
  1. I love to wander through cemetaries, too. The older the better. My husband thinks this is wierd, but it does spark questions about the people buried there: how they lived their lives, what they hoped and dreamed. It was a battlefield (and cemetary) that prompted my first novel. Castle ruins do much the same for me.

  2. Lisa Orchard says:

    I love walking through cemetaries also! There’s something about the history buried there. I try to imagine their lives, their hopes and dreams. I’m finding as I get older I love history. Boy, what a change! Back in high school I didn’t like it at all! 🙂

  3. Alan Tucker says:

    Gorgeous statuary! Absolutely amazing to think about the time and effort that went into those intricate monuments. Great post!

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