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