Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cool or creepy? Savannah-Rama, Part 2

There were so many gorgeous things to see in Savannah, there's no way I could limit my pictures to one post! One of the more offbeat things we did was walk around the Bonaventure Cemetery, which was featured in the book an film "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil." I'll admit, I didn't check out the movie until after our trip to Savannah, but it definitely captures a lot of things about the city. The cemetery overlooks a gorgeous river and is full of amazing spanish moss laden trees and gorgeous tombstones. I know some people get weirded out by cemeteries, but I'm definitely not one of them. I actually lived behind a funeral home for quite a few years, so it takes a lot to creep me out. I'm not too partial to the idea of being buried myself, but cemeteries are kind of nice - they're full of tokens showing the great love people have for one another. Is that weird?
So, readers - cemeteries: cool or creepy?

The fountain at Forsyth Park in downtown Savannah


  1. I think really old cemeteries are cool; more recent ones creep me out. I loved seeing the old cemeteries when I visited England. There's something wonderful and almost inspiring about seeing tombstones with worn-out dates from the 1300s on them. The local lady I was with thought I was weird for liking the old cemetery, though. She said it was "creepy".

  2. Wow, seeing a tombstone from the 1300s would really trip me out, that is really cool. Yeah, I kind of agree that the newer ones are a little weirder. It's just nice to love someone that much that you want to memorialize them that way.

  3. I'm going to go with cemeteries being cool. I love looking at the grave stones and I kind of see it as people showing their love to people too. Plus, the peace and quiet in cemeteries is really nice.

    When I was a kid, my parents took me to a cemetery in PA that had lots of dead Plyleys from the 1700 and 1800's. I thought it was pretty awesome and we used tracing paper and crayons and made rubbings from the inscriptions. It was neat to see my family history!