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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Southern Charm

Bonjour, Ya'll!
Yesterday we spent several hours walking around downtown Savannah, soaking up all of the history and charm of the city.
 Aren't these camellia's gorgeous!  They are so pretty, they don't even look real!
I was amazed by this beautiful double bloom, below!
 An impressive statue in one of the city's many squares.
 I almost didn't notice these sweet cherubs, that were perched at the top!  Aren't they adorable?

Stunning stained glass windows in a church we visited.  I especially love this one of Christ, above.

There are many beautiful churches thru out the city.
 And gorgeous old mansions that I was ooohing and aaahing over!

I was so happy to see the azaleas beginning to bloom!
 This was one of my very favorite mansions, below.  Just look at the gorgeous windows!  The frames appear to have rusted out a bit, giving them Old World elegance!  Notice all of the pretty grill work on the railing?

 Hubby in front of the famous fountain at Forsyth Park.

 This home was another faviorite of mine.  I was in love with all of the amazing gingerbread trim!
 The mansion below is now an inn.  Not sure if you can see it well or not, but a large chandelier greets guests on the porch, before they even walk in the front door!
 One of my favorite things to do when out and about is to soak up all of the details.  Little things that might be overlooked by some.  I fell in love with this whimsical stair rail.  Look closely, they are storks!
 The waving girl statue, below.  Florence Martus, aka "the Waving Girl", took it upon herself to be the unofficial greeter of all ships that entered and left the Port of Savannah, Georgia, between 1887 - 1931. She would wave a handkerchief by day and a lantern by night. According to legend, not a ship was missed in her forty-four years on watch.
 A picture of the sunset that I quickly snapped alongside the road, on the way back to the campground last night (it really was that beautiful, I didn't touch it up a bit!).
That's it for today, looking forward to seeing what you all have been up to!
Have a great day, ya'll!


Connie said...

Hello Donna, I have certainly been enjoying your photographs . . . I'll probably never see Savannah, but I am thrilled to be seeing the sights along with you. I love all the detail, too. That fence railing with the storks is amazing. :)
Thank you for taking the time to share your trip with us. You are a sweetie pie :)
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Great photos! Love the camellias! Aren't they just gorgeous!

Bente said...

Hi Donna. Love the photos. Specially that house with the chandi outside. It`s gorgeous, and the sunset are truly fantastic.

Have a great weekend.

Renee said...

sounds like you are having fun. Enjoy the homes...so pretty! Now you have to read the book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil; takes place in Savannah

NanaDiana said...

Donna-Everything is just beautiful there, isn't it? I love all the history and romance connected with Savannah. Your pictures are AWESOME!
I have to ask- what kind of camera are you using? It takes great pictures-xo Diana

Gracie's Mom said...

Love all the pictures. You have a wonderful eye! Thanks for sharing Savannah with us!
xoxo Diane

Celestina Marie said...

Oh Donna, Everything is such a wonderful sight to see in Savannah. What a grand city with so much to do. I love the waving girl statue. The detail on the staircase is awesome.
Love the Victorian homes with the colors and charm.
The Camiellas are gorgeous. Mine are in bloom too but I have not seen a double bloomer like the one you share.

Thank you for stopping by and your birthday greeting.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Have fun and Happy March.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Debbie said...

What wonderful pictures you took!
LOVE all the houses, and the detail on the porches, and trims.
The sunset is breath-taking!
It's still very cold, and snowy here at home.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

SO beautiful there...I remember the gorgeous azaleas blooming...what a wonderful time of year to be there!

8)(8 said...

Congratulations on Romantic Homes!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Donna, So enjoyed visiting this post again. I see more wonderful details in your great pics. I know you are having a blast of a time.
Hope you had a nice weekend.
Thanks for stopping by and your kind comment about the Menu tray. It was so much fun to paint.

Have a great day filled with fun!
Hugs, Celestina Marie

20 North Ora said...

What beautiful photos. I just love all of the beautiful details in that town. The gingerbread trim, the ironwork and the statues - they are all so great. Thanks for taking us on the tour.


Gail said...

Thanks for the tour Donna ! those houses are just soooooo nice ! and I love stained glass.....what a lot of lovely details...have a nice weekend...Gail x

8)(8 said...

Stunning photos!

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, I'm a friend of Diana's and just came by to visit. Firstly, I am so very sorry for your loss; prayers for peace and grace going up.
I love the south but have never been to Savannah-it is beautiful. I love all the flowers they have. Thanks for sharing!