Savannah, Georgia

one of Savannah's SquaresA cool damp mist fell as we made our way about Vintage Savannah, Georgia. Red brick and cobblestone streets and walkways add to the vintage feel of this beautiful old historic city. Oak Trees and Spanish Moss complete the picture. Park your car and walk, or ride of bike if you want activity.
Vintage Police CarIf walking isn't your cup of tea, hop on on of the Trollies for a guided tour of the vintage area, or a horsedrawn carriage. There are many ways to tour this charming city. We opted for a map and did our own self guided tour. Since it was raining we did what we could outside and darted in when possible. This is just one of the many vintage police cars in front of the police station.
historic building in need of paintStories and historical data indicates Savannah was presented to President Lincoln by General Sherman as a Christmas Present, and thus was spared from Sherman's March to the Sea. Because of this, the amount of historical buildings vintage buildings is great. Some are beautiful, some in need of paint, some in the middle of being restored. The city of Savannah was founded in 1733 by General Oglethorpe. It's considered to be the first planned city in America. General Oglethorpe landed on a bank of The Savanna River with 120 passengers of the good ship, "Anne". He named Georgia for King George, II. He designed the city on grids with 24 squares to serve as meeting places. Today 22 of the original squares are still in existence. The original charter forbid Rum, Lawyers, and Slaves.

You can start your tour at the Visitors Center located at 101 E. Bay Street. Feeries and other mass transportation connect Savannah to surrounding areas. Savannah is located in the Coastal Low Country of Georgia and attracts 7 million visitors annually.
churchThere are many beautiful and historic churches,
cemetery walland old interesting cemeteries to tour. This wall, dark and gloomy; was rather eery the day we were there. Many stones badly weathered, and not well cared for in the early days are unreadable. Add to that vandalism, broken stones, covered with dark slippery moss make some of the sites rather sad. This little walk way was located in dark back area of one of the cemeteries and is made up of pieces of gravestone cemented into a red brick wall. Sad, that the names of some buried here are forever lost to history. Some though are remarkable well preserved and tell us stories of these original families.

I highly recommend touring Savannah, and hope to go back again myself and spend more time to explore. I suggest this touring for adults, for families with older children. This is not an appropriate place for small children. Really nothing there for them to enjoy, or to understand. I also believe many would be frightened.

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  1. Was it warm enough to get in the water? I just love all the vegetation that hands from the trees there, a truly beautiful place and not quite so hot this time of the year.

    Thanks for sharing and bringing back pleasant memories of Tybee Island and the general area.

    Selina

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  2. I have always wanted to visit Savannah. What a great, historical city.

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  3. Savannah is such a pretty town. I used to go there all the time when I lived in Charleston. Great pictures and good post.

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  4. Selina, no it wasn't warm enough to get in the water. It was jacket and long pants weather when we were there. These picture are from last Janaury. I've not yet made it to Tybee Island though it's on my list for a return trip. Want warmer weather for that, ferry and all.

    Karen and Marg. thanks for the visit and comments. It is indeed a pretty city.

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