Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bonaventure Cemetery

Bonaventure Cemetery is famous if for no other reason than several parts of the book, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" take place there.

The top two pictures are from Johnny Mercer's grave. He is a famous composer if you look closely at the bench you can see several of his creations.

Paula and I have visited a lot of old cemetery's but nothing like this. The statuary here is unbelievable! Not only the quality of the statuary but the sheer size. Some of these are at least 30ft tall. Be sure to click on them so you can see them full size!

Garden of Good and Evil (by Jim)

If you have read the book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil", this is the statue on the front of the book. She is called the "Bird Girl". She used to be in Bonaventure Cemetery but she was removed because of all the notoriety. The book is a (mostly) true story and took place in Savannah.

These are some of the old houses in downtown Savannah. The architecture is amazing.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Isle of Hope, Savannah (by Jim)

Eastern Blue Bird

Sorry about not updating our blog for the last two months but the 3rd day after arriving in Savannah Jim was hit with a bad vertigo issue that has finally mostly worked its way out.

We are at Isle of Hope Marina. What a beautiful area! The island is 2.2 square miles with a population of 2,600. The only commercial enterprise on the island is this marina. The island is full of beautiful houses and wildlife. Here are a few of the wild animals we have encountered!

Male Cardinal

Buck and doe eating grass in someones front yard

These guys are always hanging around in a 3 house area. We suspect they used to be someones Easter gifts.

Another buck and doe! Notice the bucks in both pictures are in full velvet!