|Stone Angel, Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston SC © Doug Hickok|
Magnolia Cemetery has been called Charleston's best kept secret. Tucked away off the beaten path, it peacefully overlooks coastal marshes, and rests beneath the shade of live oaks draped with Spanish moss. Dating back 150 years, the older areas of the cemetery evoke a beautiful atmosphere of decay, and the remarkable stone art compares to that of Savannah's famous Bonaventure Cemetery. From time to time I like walking among the old headstones and mausoleums, enjoying the tranquility, and searching for interesting compositions, such as this stone angel with Palmetto fronds.