Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Savannah

Driving down Abercorn Street to Savannah
Had to go to Savannah for a doctor's appointment yesterday so we decided to visit downtown, and to slip into a couple of antique shops.  Well I'll admit it's been awhile since we'd been to any of the local antique stores and boy did we have sticker shock!  I was looking for some vintage tea cups to make candles in, I'd seen some on etsy and thought I'd make my own.  Well I don't know about you but $22-$28 for a simple cup and saucer seems mighty high to me.  I finally found a couple of "reasonably" priced ones and when I'm in a crafty mood I'll melt the wax and make the candles.  I have a number of cup and saucer sets of my own but I wanted to try the process out before I used my own.

Johnson Square

Wright Square

Julia Gordon Low Founder of Girl Scouts
Birth Place




Did a bit of street walking in Savannah and took some pictures as we walked through the squares.  Savannah is laid out in squares, there were 24 at one time but a couple were "lost".  We walked through Johnson Square, named after a South Carolina governor and has a statue of Nathaniel Greene a Revolutionary War General, Wright Square that has the grave of Tomochichi a Creek Indian chief who helped the early settlers in Savannah and on to Chippiwa Square.  The trees are just starting to bloom, by April the squares will be a riot of color, and even more full of tourists than they were yesterday.  I love Savannah, it is the such a quintessential  southern city, full of old homes, live oaks, Spanish Moss and friendly people, to say nothing of the wonderful food.

Walk along Bay Street

4 comments:

  1. I would absolutely love to visit Savannah, in fact I'd like to see a lot more of this part of the US than my one short visit allowed - Williamsburg and Jamestown are the only places I've had chance to see. Those lovely Southern plantation houses are so redolent of a lifestyle I'd love - we toured one though I can't remember its name without going up in the loft and ferreting round for the guidebook. More photos of the elegant South please:)

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  2. Will try, Savannah has the best preserved historical district in the U.S., not many plantations around here though have to go inland.

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  3. Thanks for popping over to mine. Fantastic photos. Gone with the Wind springs to mind. Is that too much of a cliche!? :)

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  4. Hadriana, it is very Gone With Windish down here.

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