Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Bonaventure Cemetery: Savannah GA, Photos, Part IV of V




The first photo above is for "Black & White Wednesday".   This is my stash of some of my favorite photos from my morning at Bonaventure Cemetery.  The photo below breaks my heart as it is of four (Schwarz) baby graves placed within a few short years of each other.

I.M. Marsh published a poem in 1860 about this place.  I understand it was a 21 page composition.  Here is an excerpt:  "Here man can calmly sleep the sleep of death; Fanned by the swaying breezes gentle breath, the dreamless sleep - the sleep eternal, laid Darkly shrouded beneath the cooling shade.

Every grave, every name has a story but I think I will let the beauty of each memorial "speak" for itself.  I hope you enjoy the photos.


























9 comments:

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

Nice shots, Margaret! I've taken some at a local cemetery recently.

(If you're interested, they can be found HERE)

I'd love to photograph Bonaventure! They don't make 'em like that anymore.

Linda Makiej said...

there are gorgeous!! I love cemetery art... so beautiful!

texwisgirl said...

love those trees and their 'weeping' moss. very fitting for the grieving.

Tess Kincaid said...

I adore cemetery art, so full of history, beauty and solace. Wonderful images.

Log Cabin Studio said...

Amazing photos!I could not pick a favorite ,they are all so wonderful.
Have a great day
Caroline

JL Dodge said...

So beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time.

Margaret said...

Thank you. I extended our vacation by one day just to visit this place and I am glad I did.

Ginnie said...

Oh yes, Margaret, they do speak for themselves. But I especially like the one where your daughter, I believe, is giving the statue scale. And those trees filled with moss are soooo NC!

Margaret said...

Ginnie - thank you! I had to "throw" my daughter in the photo to show how HUGE it was. She was sketching and I did to a bit. The moss trees are perfect in this setting. I just hope the statues are never vandalized. I understand there were problems a few years ago... really hard to understand why someone would do that...