Laurel Grove + Bonaventure Cemetery // land camera photos - The Dainty Squid

Laurel Grove + Bonaventure Cemetery // land camera photos

Thursday, February 20, 2014

While in Savannah Mickey was super accommodating to my cemetery obsession, which was a really good thing because the cemeteries there are gorgeous. I know, I know, I say every cemetery is gorgeous but these ones topped every one I have ever visited before. First of all, I had never seen spanish moss before. I'm over here "what the heck kind of trees are those?" Haha! Spanish moss makes the cemetery look spooky, like a scene out of Scooby Doo. Beside the spanish moss covering the trees being the most beautiful thing ever, the headstones were all super old which is my favorite. I'm not a huge fan of new cemeteries, not that I'll ever complain if someone takes me to a cemetery.

Anyway, these photos from my land camera don't even begin to touch on how beautiful it was there. I shot a few rolls of 35mm film there as well so I'm sure I'll be sharing more but in the mean time...
We visited Laurel Grove Cemetery, as well as Bonaventure Cemetery. Laurel Grove was my favorite of the two but heck, I wouldn't be upset about going back to either of them.

Check out the last time I found a Frankenstein headstone here!

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17 thoughts

  1. It's always fun to see people excited about Spanish moss (which is neither Spanish, nor a moss :p )

  2. I shall never tire of your land camera photos. :) Photographing cemeteries just makes it all the more creepy!

  3. Such great photos! I've been to Bonaventure Cemetery a few times but I don't think I've been to Laurel Grove...I'll have to stop in the next time I'm there. Savannah is wonderful for all things spooky and I'm so glad it's a fairly short drive for me. I'm hoping I'll be able to do a ghost tour there this year. I love ghost tours but I haven't done one in Savannah yet! :)

  4. i remember the first time i saw spanish moss— it's seriously one of the most beautiful things! it's just so magical it makes me consider moving even farther south! i think the first and the sixth photos are my favorites... maybe, it's so hard to decide!

  5. I love the Spanish Moss! I can not remember if I have suggested this cemetery before but if you are ever in Atlanta definitely check out Oakland. It is fantastic. There is not moss but some of the head stones and mausoleums are absolutely beautiful.


  6. Photographing cemeteries with your land camera is such an A+ decision. It really ups the spooky atmosphere! And what a gorgeous cemetery it is! I especially love the picture with the tomb beneath the Spanish moss! And that small sign marking 2 burials.

    Elyse @ Cuddly as a Cactus

  7. "Ficken" is the German word for the english "F" word and I really wonder if it has a different meaning in English? Or was that someone's name or what? That is ... weird :D

    Lots of love from germany


  8. Love it! Especially the photo of the Frakenstein headstone!

  9. *hyperventilates* Gorgeous photos! I would love to do more southern/north eastern cemetery photo trips. I've done Nola, which was almost overwhelming in the sheer volume and beauty. Having 14 days was still not enough time to get everything in. Almost everything else has been west of the Sierras.

    Its always so awesome when you find someone who can deal with or sometimes even enjoy your taphophile tendencies. I feel lucky that my partner enjoys cemetery hunting as much as I do, as its almost impossible for me to drive by one without stopping and I usually plan out stops ahead of time on any trips. :)

  10. I'm sure you get cemetery suggestions all the time, but I must tell about Mount Adnah in Fulton, NY. If you're ever in upstate New York, it's worth a stop. I haven't been on the grounds yet, but I drive by it on my way to my parents' house. It was founded in 1851 and it's full of rolling hills and huge native trees. I've never seen such a hilly cemetery! When I'm in the area again I'm definitely stopping. In the fall it's absolutely breathtaking!

  11. Hmm, I don't think I've ever seen spanish moss either. I've heard of it, but I just thought it looked like any other moss. This is SO much cooler!! I loooove these photos! Cemeteries are one of my favorite things to take pictures of too.

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  13. I'm also a big fan of cemeteries, I think there's something very charming about the peacefulness and quietness of cemeteries. When I was younger and felt somewhat out of sorts, I used to go to my grandma's grave. It wasn't that much about my grandma or her grave, but somehow in that whole ambiance I managed to get a better perspective of my life and the general direction it was going.
    Your photos are great, I love land cameras.
    Hope you're having a great day!

  14. So beautiful! My sister used to live in Savannah, so I've been a few times but I'm dying to go back. Your photos have definitely reignited that fire :)

  15. There is something very beautiful about the oldness of cemeteries that make you want to wander around them for hours. They can be everything, creepy, beautiful, old, new... full of history. I do love the land camera pictures that you take!

    ~ K

  16. haha why does it say "Ficken" on there?? so weird! "F***ing Burials"....


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