My plan for the day was to check out the Bonaventure Cemetery because my friend Lara and a few people online suggested it and also my couchsurfing hosts friends. And then perhaps I would go downtown.
So I headed to Bonaventure Cemetery. According to their website: Bonaventure Cemetery was developed on the historically significant site of Bonaventure Plantation. The peaceful setting rests on a scenic bluff of the Wilmington River, east of Savannah. The site was purchased for a private cemetery in 1846 and became a public cemetery in 1907.
Ah the entrance gates. Reminds me of the limit gates at VMI: Virginia Military Institute.
Parked and took a few pictures.
This is the map of the cemetery.
And started walking.
Oh look a bench.
Jumped on to a different path.
King size gravestones :-) LOL
Is he a Sigma Nu?
I decided to walk close and peek inside. I like the stain glass image.
One more peek.
Interesting variety of stain glass images.
Really. You wanted something sharp and pointy?
And my favorite!
Julia was ...
.. a runner!
I start to walk back to the car.
I like this gate.
I've realized I've taken too many pictures of the gravestones but not the trees.
I get back to the car and realize I forgot to stop by the Jewish Memorial, so I get in my car and drive there.
And then head out to downtown Savannah.
This was definitely one of those unique experiences that was quite peaceful and unexpected. I went into the cemetery thinking it was going to be creepy and it turned out it was quite peaceful and beautiful in an eerie sort of way.
I was one of a few people there. There was even a couple on a noticeable date. While walking I did a lot of walking meditation, attempting to silence the mind and be fully present. It was quite exciting.
The gravestones were unique and different. Quite a variety. I really enjoyed Julia the runner the most. She is a LEO like me. :-) And a role model. Living life on her terms. Would make one marathon winner and fellow runner Tim Sykes proud.