This sepulchre in St. Bonaventure cemetery grabbed by attention primarily because of the trees behind it and the moon high up in the sky. The grave, as far as I know, contains nobody of particular fame.
St. Bonaventure cemetery is famous primarily because of the book (and movie) Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. It contains a number of graves of famous people, most notably (for me, anyway) Conrad Aiken and Johnny Mercer. It is on a lovely site overlooking the Savannah River.
Savannah has always had a large Jewish population; one section of St. Bonaventure is a Jewish cemetery. There (although we could not find it, and it was too late in the day for there to be anyone there to help us) there is a grave containing ashes of 344 holocaust victims.
Overall, it was an interesting cemetery, worth the trip if you are in Savannah (which I would highly recommend as a city). But it doesn't really compare that well in terms of interesting or over-the-top gravesites to, say, Forest Hills or Mt. Auburn cemeteries here in Boston.
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jcpix (13930) 2014-04-02 18:45
Despite any lack of notoriety, a cemetery still carries with it many emotions and intrigue...sometimes even a ghostly allure. :) Seems like an unexplainable work in itself, seeing the moon in full daylight hovering over this site. Tough light to work with here, but you've managed it well to cover all bases. Stay spooky. Enjoy the rest of the evening.
tyro (24778) 2014-04-03 0:52
You have given us a fascinating note about this place and a very fine photograph to accompany it.
Although this was taken late in a February afternoon, the light is amazingly good and you have coped with it well. I love the dappled shadows on the face of this grave which appears more like a family vault than a simple gravestone. Despite the time of year and time of day, there is still some nice blueness in the sky and you have portrayed this monument perfectly against a nicely non-distracting background of old trees.
Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and clarity.
- Copyright: Roger Lipsett (rogerl) (1616)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-02-08
- Categories: Nature, Ceremony, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-02 10:53