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Travel: Doors of Savannah’s Historic District

Doors of Savannah's Historic District

I visited Savannah last year and not only do I have wonderful memories but I also have a ton of photos.  One of my photo projects was to focus on the doors and windows of the beautiful historical homes.  Most are well kept and in great condition.  I was enchanted with the architecture of Savannah’s Historic District.  There was so much to look at.  So many little details, I just wanted to eat them all up.  I walked up and down the streets for hours under the canopy created by rows of ancient live oak trees draped in Spanish moss.  I felt I was in another world and my imagination ran wild.  It was early so I had the streets mainly to myself except the incredibly loud sounds of cicadas was a constant reminder I was not alone.

Doors of Savannah's Historic District

The houses and public buildings are arranged around a series of public squares.  These squares are actually tiny little well kept parks.  The perfect place to sit and rest.  The town plan was created 1733 by Gen. James E. Oglethorpe, founder of the British colony of Georgia.  Now that’s old.  It really makes you appreciate what a fine job the city does of maintaining and preserving its history.

 Doors of Savannah's Historic District

It’s a wonderful place to enjoy architecture.  The homes are representation of eighteenth and nineteenth century architecture in a variety of styles including Federal, Georgian, Gothic Revival, Greek Revival, Italianate, Regency, Victorian, Colonial and more.  The section of quaint Victorian houses were so pretty you can’t help but be reminded of the gingerbread house.

 Doors of Savannah's Historic District

Among the historic homes that have been preserved are: the Pink House, the Sorrel Weed House, Juliette Gordon Low’s birthplace, the Green-Meldrim House, the Owens-Thomas House, theWilliam Scarbrough House, and the Wormsloe plantation of Noble Jones. The Mercer-Williams House, the former home of Jim Williams, is the main location of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.  Savannah’s historic district is actually is the largest registered urban National Historic Landmark district in the United States.

 Doors of Savannah's Historic District

If you are visiting Savannah Georgia I recommend you make some time for a leisurely stroll to the Historic district.  It’s truly a feast for the eyes ya’ll.

 Doors of Savannah's Historic District

Have you been to Savannah?  What’s your favorite place there?

 

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“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” Helen Keller

“Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.” Emily Dickinson

“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ” Coco Chanel

 

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  • I want you to come back please. xo

    • Thank you so much for your hospitality. Savannah is a great town.

  • it looks so lovey and quaint I have never been 🙂

  • ESAVINGSBLOG

    I love red doors and old homes! Lovely pictures 🙂

  • xtremeqponangelachristopher

    Never been, but now I want to! You took some great photos!

    • I hope you get to go one day. You will not be disappointed.

  • I have never been to Savannah but my interest has certainly been piqued by your beautiful photos. Such a picturesque place.

    • It really is such a great looking place with many things to do.

  • Judy Haughton-James

    That is a wonderful place to visit! Great architecture! The doors are so beautiful. Have a great Wednesday.

    • Thanks so much. Have a great day.

  • I love photos of doors – they hold so much mystery.

    • Me too! I didn’t even realize until I started blogging then I noticed how I gravitate toward them.

  • kthynn92

    Beautiful shots. We visited Savannah several years ago and just fell in love with all the old architecture.

  • TaMara

    Gorgeous photos! My brother lives in Savannah. I’ve gone there to visit him, but haven’t done any sight-seeing. I would like to one day, though.

    • Well there you go. You can take advantage on your next visit.

  • mail4rosey

    I love the pictures, makes me wanna travel. Hubby says it’s one of the prettiest places in N. America to visit.

    • He’s right. I hope you get to visit.

  • Never been to Savannah, but your photos have certainly inspired me to visit some day! Happy WW 🙂

  • Regan

    Great photos! I was in Savannah once many years ago as a stop on our way to Florida. I remember it being beautiful but I don’t remember it very well

    • Well not remembering is a great excuse to visit again. 🙂

  • Omg! How gorgeous! I love pretty doorways. Great pics!

    • Thanks. It’s such a great town.

  • Charlotte

    Beautiful photos! Thanks for linking up! x

    • Thanks Charlotte. Have a wonderful evening.

  • Yes, I have. WITH YOU! Amiga, you just made me weepy. Miss you.

  • These photos are beautiful! Thank you for sharing with me!