Outstretched Wings

Though this was actually taken in the states, it’s got a Roman element I really like. Everyone knows about the Roman Eagle that they followed into battle right?

This eagle stands guard at the entrance to the Colonial Park Cemetery in Savannah, and it has been around since the 1750s. I fell in love the minute I stepped into this city, and it lingers with me, even though I haven’t seen it in years. I have a number of pictures from the inside of this cemetery… It was beautiful, and strangely eerie even in the daylight. Not surprisingly… there are ghost tours that do go through here.

Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XS

Lens: 15-55 mm IS

Date: July 2010

Location: Savannah, Georgia

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“For me, Savannah’s resistance to change was its saving grace. The city looked inward, sealed off from the noises and distractions of the world at large. It grew inward, too, and in such a way that its people flourished like hothouse plants tended by an indulgent gardener. The ordinary became extraordinary. Eccentrics thrived. Every nuance and quirk of personality achieved greater brilliance in that lush enclosure than would have been possible anywhere else in the world.” ― John Berendt

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