Sunny Afternoon at Bonaventure Cemetery

Bonaventure Cemetery, located just outside Savannah’s city center, is one of the most picturesque in the country. It was featured in the film “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” which made the cemetery famous and boosted the tourism industry in Savannah. I’ve spent many sunny afternoons roaming the winding mossy pathways, camera in hand, discovering new morsels to capture with my lens.

It may sound morbid or strange, but I’ve always found cemeteries to be beautiful and peaceful. I love how the sun shines down through the canopy of Spanish moss at Bonaventure, spotlighting the freshly bloomed azaleas in springtime. The cemetery is situated on a bluff that overlooks the Wilmington River. Sometimes it’s nice to cozy up on one of the benches and reflect as sailboats pass by. Today’s visit wasn’t in the spring, but still it was a gorgeous day for picture taking.

I decided to dust off the old mountain bike that never gets much use around these flatlands and trek a few miles down the road to see what new encounters lay ahead. Here are some of the photos from today’s exploration. Enjoy!

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