From the gold dome of city hall to the spanish moss draped trees lining the streets, Savannahis a place full of history and interesting architecture. On my recent visit to Savannah I found this picturesque place worthy of many snaps of my camera. As I walked around with my husband and daughter exploring Savannah, I found myself left behind on more than once as I stopped to gaze at intriguing architecture,ornate ironwork, fountains, historical monuments and nature.
I first became interested in Savannah after having read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt. The book made me want to visit Savannah to try to find places mentioned in the book. Sadly, it’s been so long since I read the book, I no longer remember much about the details, but I did remember the authors description about the oak lined streets, hospitality and beauty. We did visit the graveyard where Minerva supposedly worked her spells at night. As I walked the streets of Savannah I couldn’t help but picture the old southern city in it’s days of glory. John Berendt wasn’t the only one seduced by the beautiful victorian mansions,18th century dwellings and beautiful tree lined streets. I was totally mesmerized by this city’s beauty. It’s a magical place. I hope you will visit and see for yourself.
Ranked by Walking magazine, as one of the top 10 cities for walking, Savannah is a great place to spend a day exploring. There are tours based on the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, as well as historical tours of the Civil War and homes, gates and gardens. At night there are ghost tours, pub crawls and wonderful restaurants and bars. In other words there is something for everyone in Savannah.
Known as America’s first organized city, Savannah was designed by General James Olgethorpe into grids of 24 squares which allowed for wide open streets which centered around parks that also, served as town meeting squares. The 22 that remain today add to the charm and enjoyment of walking around Savannah.
I hope you enjoy seeing Savannah through my photos.
Savannah’s beauty is only rivaled by the fine hospitality that we received during our visit. My only regret is that my time was brief. I look forward to a longer visit in the near future and perhaps my return will afford the trolley ride I longed to take that didn’t happen this go around.
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Photos of the following:
1) City Hall 2) Mercer House 3) Moss lined Streets of Savannah 4) Trolly 5) Home with Side Door Entrance 6) Grey Home 7) Brower Residence 8) Orange Door 9) Handmade bricks in street 10) Street Sign 11-17) Owens-Thomas House 18-20)DAR Cemetery 21)Vine covered porch on building 22) Birthplace of Flannery OConner 17) Andrew Lowe House 18) Gates of Sherman’s Headquarters 19) Six Pence Pub
20) Independent Presbyterian Church 21-24) Local attractions
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