Savannah Snapshots

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Savannah, Georgia is a city with genuine character – a place where the trees drip with Spanish moss and the graveyards have incredible stories to tell. It’s the most haunted city in America and even if you don’t believe in ghosts you may end up a believer.

Savannah’s historic district is particularly beautiful and you could easily spend days wandering through the twenty two parks and admiring the architecture.

Enjoy these snapshots of  Savannah by day. 

"Beautiful and huge live oak trees"

Beautiful and huge live oak trees

"Beautiful fountains in many of the parks"

Cooling fountains in many of the parks

"One of the 24 beautiful parks in historical Savannah"

One of the 22 beautiful parks in historical Savannah

"You know you're in the south with lip gloss flavours like these"

You know you're in the south with lip gloss flavours like these

"Heading for the public sprinklers...in early April"

Cooling off...in early April

"Colourful flower cart in the historical downtown area"

Colourful flower cart in the historical downtown area

"A horse drawn carriage ride is a great introduction to the history of the city"

A guided horse drawn carriage ride gives you a great introduction to the history of the city

"Lovely buildings all over the historic district"

Lovely buildings all over the historic district

"Notice the stairways UP to the front door"

Notice the stairways UP to the front door - they're everywhere

"The stunning interior of the St. John the Baptist Cathedral"

The stunning interior of the St. John the Baptist Cathedral

"Reading the inscriptions on the tombstones"

Reading the inscriptions on the tombstones

"Women didn't matter much back in those days"

Women didn't matter much back in those days - no dates given for birth or death

"The Old Savannah Cotton Exchange Building"

The Old Savannah Cotton Exchange Building

"Trees dripping with Spanish moss"

Trees dripping with Spanish moss

"The Savannah waterfront is a bustling place"

The Savannah waterfront is a bustling place

"You can't go wrong ordering shrimp in Savannah"

You can't go wrong ordering shrimp in Savannah

Have you been to Savannah? What images of the city resonate with you?

This comment – which will give you more of the flavour of Savannah, is from my friend Jo who joined us on the trip.

Savannah was awesome! So unique. We had only been in Georgia an hour and there we were sitting outside our Hamilton-Turner Inn at midnight and lo’an’behold a hearse drives by ever so slowly. Over the next 2 days many a hearse full of tourists (alive) drove by us. How were we to know about this haunted city reputation? We came for the southern charm, food and walking….staying in Savannah can make you become a “believer” in all things weird and unexplained. In our fine basement B’n’ B room (which once was a doctor’s office in the 1800’s), our clock radio came on 3 times playing lovely classical music (it had been turned off); ask Leigh about her bed sheets….all that to say Savannah had a good feel to it. Even the Ol’Pink House restaurant had its recent orb experience some 5 months prior (ya’ll gotta try the blackened flounder with apricot sauce). Wandering the cemetery, the streets, the Paula Dean store (I know tacky but ya gotta do it) amidst the lovely charm and hospitality of Savannah – makes Savannah my favourite Georgia city to experience. 

Leigh McAdam

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