Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bonaventure - Savannah GA

 Fans of 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil' must pay a visit to the now famous Bonaventure Cemetery, it's filled with obelisks and columns and dense shrubbery and moss-draped trees.  
This cemetery lies on the grounds of what was once a great oak-shaded plantation, built by Col. John Mulryne.  In the late 1700s the mansion caught fire during a formal dinner party.  The host lead the guests into the garden, where they settled in to finish eating while the house burned to the ground.  After dinner the host and guests threw their crystal glasses against the trunk of an old oak tree.  It is said that on still nights you can still hear the laughter and the crashing of the crystal. - from Frommer's Savannah

Now I don't know about the hearing the crystal crashing but I do know that I absolutely loved the architectural and sculptural beautiful of Bonaventure.  I can only hope that the people that are laid to rest in Bonaventure,  had just has wonderful life as their grand head stones would have you believe they did!

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