Friday, January 8, 2010

Stone Angels

On the 24 month sadiversary of my husband's death, I went on a photo shoot to Savannah, GA. (I have, as of yet, not been able to be home once that date arrives. Whether that will change in the future, I don't know.) One of the places I where spent a large part of my time was Bonaventure Cemetery. Made famous by the book and movie, Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil, the cemetery is also the site where the Bird Girl Statue was photographed for the cover of the book. I found out during my visit to Savannah that the statue has been removed for its protection and placed in the Telfair Museum of Art.

The cemetery has been in existence since 1846, and you can literally chronicle the history of the citizens buried there from that time to the present day.  The tombstones that were most interesting to me were those of the Victorian era.

The time spent in Bonaventure Cemetery was a testament to me on how important it is to remember our dead. Something that, as a widow, I do on a daily basis.




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