Sunday, October 22, 2023

Tombstone, BonaventureCemetery

 The first people were laid to rest in Savannah's Bonaventure Cemetery in 1850. Spread out on land that was part of plantation, it has all the required southern features: brooding rows of live oaks, heavy drapes of moss that sometimes brush your shoulders, rusty fences bordering family plots and a host of carved angels. John Muir slept on top of graves here in 1867, on his Thousand Mile Walk. Nowadays, people tend to think of Bonaventure as the "Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil" cemetery. This is the perfect time of year to visit such a peaceful but also possibly spooky site.