Thursday, May 3, 2012

Bonaventure & Telfair Museums

Bonaventure Cemetery
Since I had some free admission passes and free time, I decided to head back to downtown Savannah to enjoy another gorgeous, sunny day!

First off, I took a detour to Bonaventure Cemetery, which was featured in The Book and The Movie that helped make Savannah even more of a destination: Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil.  I read it before I moved here, and it definitely led to me visiting Mercer Williams House and seeing the famous drag queen, Lady Chablis!

Bonaventure is gorgeous.   I couldn't imagine a more beautiful place to be laid to rest.  The willow trees were definitely striking, and the headstones were eerily beautiful.

I headed downtown directly after my walk through the cemetery, to visit the Telfair Academy and Jepson Center.  I'd been to the Jepson Center before for a wedding, but both of these were great stops.  I especially loved that the Telfair used to be a home, and that you could see the bones of what that great house used to look like.  The modern architecture of the Jepson is stunning as well.

All in all, I had a great day downtown, checking off a few more things on my Savannah bucket list before my move to Tennessee!
Jepson Center
Telfair Academy

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