Friday Foto

A new feature from me:  a weekly photo.

This week:  Savannah Sunset:
Savannah Sunset
More from Savannah, GA here.

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Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is Professor of Political Science and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Troy University. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter

Comments

  1. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Nice

  2. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Some exceptional photos among the rest as well. (especially liked the 3 staircases) I have always found graveyards to be particularly photogenic as well. I am especially fond of the old abandoned family graveyards that dot our Ozark hills and hollers.

  3. Tony W says:

    I looked through that entire album and didn’t see even one confederate flag 🙂 Looks like a nice area Steven.

  4. @OzarkHillbilly: Thanks–and yes, cemeteries can be quite intriguing. My favorites are in New Orleans. Here’s a set from earlier this year (although it is a particularly sad example).

    @Tony W: Thanks–although the giant monument in Forsyth Park is to the CSA

  5. dmhlt says:

    The album is very enjoyable – thanks.

    Are the headstones secured to the wall ones that have fallen over, and just there for posterity? They’re too small to have a crypt behind them, unless they were cremation remains. Any story behind all of them lined up on the wall?

  6. @dmhlt: Thanks.

    I was wondering that myself and have not been able to find an answer. Apparently a lot of the city is build over old graves and I wonder if they aren’t from excavations and were moved to the cemetery upon their discovery.

  7. dmhlt says:

    @Steven L. Taylor:
    Well, I did a little historical digging to celebrate the 4th, and it seems there’s a consensus that the headstones are affixed to the wall for posterity.

    AND that it was largely the work (fault) of Gen. Sherman during his March to have his troops camp in the cemetery. To make room for the all the tents, they took down the headstones. Apparently at least they did stack them up, and later the citizenry placed them on the wall.

    Don’t know if it’s apocryphal or not – but it makes sense.

    http://www.vacationsmadeeasy.com/SavannahGA/pointsOfInterest/ColonialParkCemetery.html

    http://www.ghostsavannah.com/2014/04/colonial-park-cemetery-savannahs-oldest-burying-ground/

    http://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g60814-d104391-i66747103-Colonial_Park_Cemetery-Savannah_Georgia.html

    http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Georgia/Savannah-770825/Things_To_Do-Savannah-Colonial_Park_Cemetery-BR-1.html

    http://www.decidedlygrim.net/sightseer/?p=251

  8. @dmhlt: That makes sense, actually. Thanks.