While down on the Georgia coast I visited Bonaventure Cemetery.
Bonaventure Cemetery is not Savannah’s oldest cemetery but it is one of its most beautiful. From the Bonaventure Cemetery Historical Society website this quote sums it up best
“Quintessentially Southern Gothic, it has captured the imaginations of writers, poets, naturalists, photographers and filmmakers for more than 150 years. Part natural cathedral, part sculptural garden, Bonaventure transcends time.”
Bonaventure was the home of the “Bird Girl” statue which became famous after it appeared on the cover of John Berendt’s book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. I went looking for the statue years ago after I read the book but it had already been moved to the Telfair Museum of Art.
What follows is mostly photos so if you find cemeteries spooked you may want to close this post and come back another day. Described as hauntingly beautiful I’ll let you judge for yourself.
Bonaventure Bluff overlooking the Wilmington River.
Named to the National Registry of Historic Places in 2001 Bonaventure Cemetery is one of Savannah’s favorite historical treasures.
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