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savannah cemeteries

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

One last post* from Savannah before the posts about my latest trip start and it's about one of my favorite things - cemeteries! Like I mentioned in the previous post with land camera photos, the cemeteries of Savannah that we were able to visit were gorgeous. Literally my favorite that I have ever been to and I have been to a lot. That spanish moss just kills me. 
 
I think the highlight of our cemetery lurking was trying to visit a pet cemetery that we were told was in the area. Despite being sent a location pinned on a map, we couldn't find it. What we did find though were a series of strange trails just large enough to navigate a car down. They were muddy, bumpy as all heck, and super tight. There were even a couple instances I was sure we were done for and would have to call someone to come find us. I'm not even upset we couldn't find the pet cemetery since the adventure trying to find it was way more fun than a cemetery ever could have been.
xoxo

All of the photos above were taken with a pentax k1000 and Fujifilm 35mm Superia X-TRA 400.

*I'm not promising anything actually. There's a very good possibility I could discover photos I forgot about from the trip or even think of something spectacular I forgot to share.

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27 thoughts

  1. That looks like an amazing cemetary to do some urban sketching!

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  2. I have never even considered photographing cemetries but you make it look like such an inspiring place to look, great post. You show that even where there is death, there is life <3

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  3. Love your cemeteries pictures, here the cemeteries are quite different, more crowded and surreal.

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  4. Hi...I live in Savannah and there is a Catholic cemetery near my house that is beautiful! Priests and nuns are buried there among others. If you ever visit again it's worth checking out. It is located where Wheaton and Skidaway intersect.

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  5. Looking at these pictures, I'd really miss seeing Spanish moss if I moved away from the south.
    It just creates such a lovely atmosphere, slightly creepy but pretty.

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  6. I'm dying to go to Savannah! I'm currently planning a trip and now I know I have to check out these lovely cemeteries. Love the photographs <3

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  7. Beautiful! I think this is my favorite of your cemetery posts. ;)

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  8. Its like trip to another world..silent..serene..yet not melancholic..beautiful.love your post

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  9. Great photos. They remind me of when I travelled around Romania years ago. The cemeteries look a lot like that - apart from the Spanish moss. We came across a funeral procession - black carriage, horses and all. Very monster movie-ish.
    http://www.creagirl.com

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  10. I loved the cemeteries in New Orleans but didnt like dodging the organised tours. Years ago we visited a coon dog cemetery south of Muscle Shoals. It was beautiful in a rustic, rural sort of way but very spooky as it was in the middle of nowhere.

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  11. Wow that is pretty! I love the fifth photo, and the sixth, except that it's reminding me too much of Dr. Who right now...
    I always wanted to set up a shoot in a cemetery, I should visit more! x

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  12. I love your cemetery photography. Next time you're in PA, I have a few creepy ones you'd love!

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  13. These pictures are beautiful! Oh my gosh the pet cemetery adventure sounds like so much fun! I wonder what those strange trails were about?

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  14. i agree, they are really beautiful! have you looked in cemeteries in new england? we are going to drive from nashville to salem in the fall and that is one of the things i'm looking forward to most! there are so really amazing super old headstones up there.

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  15. Wow, these are great pictures. One of my very favourite things to do as well is to visit cemeteries. I used to do it with my sisters years ago but things have changed. We've all gotten too busy, and to be frank my boyfriend is too superstitious to even step foot in a cemetery. I'm hoping that when I finally get my driver's licence that I can start visiting them again myself.

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  16. I swear the South has some of the most beautiful haunting cemeteries ever! I really want to visit New Orleans (ever since I watched AHS coven!)

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  17. Please post away if more southern cemetery photos pop up- these are gorgeous! I'll never get over the spooky prettiness of Spanish moss either.
    :)

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  18. Beautiful place, the photos are great!!! I am planning to go to a old cemetery, is too bad that we don´t have many cemeteries as your country. and I don´t have car XD

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  19. I live about 45 minutes away from Savannah, and every time we get to go down, I get SO excited! I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself!

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  20. that cemetery looks awesome. I really thought i was the only person who enjoyed hanging around them. I live in a small naval town in the UK, and we have a huge cemetery/memorial for all the soldiers and navy personel lost. It's a really beautiful, peaceful place. Glad i stumbled upon your blog Bianca xo

    http://specklesthings.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. I love seeing your cemetery pictures, they are wonderful places to check out!

    ~ K

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  22. Huzzah! Random unplanned adventures are such great memories--even if getting there is scary!

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  23. PS, I have a Pentax k1000 (It was a gift for helping someone move)

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  24. So gorgeous!! I love beautiful cemeteries, and Savannah seems to be the holy grail for them. I'm visiting Savannah for the first time later this year, and I fully intend to drag my fiance to tons of old cemeteries, forts, and mansions. It looks like such an amazing city full of beauty and history!

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  25. So, so beautiful! You're making me NEED to go back to Savannah, and soon!

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  26. What a cool, interesting cemetery! I love cemeteries too. I have a picture from a cemetery in Italy that you would probably love! On a tombstone is a young woman lying on her back (obviously a stone sculpture), arms spread wide, hair flowing and she is covered by roots (real ones) from trees around her. Spooky in the most beautiful way!

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  27. Do you ever sell prints or allow for downloads? I love the "stranger ground" photo. :)

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