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Friday, February 13, 2015

Sights Around Savannah




Savannah is such a beautiful city, full of many gorgeous and grand old homes.
I just love the ornate framed windows on this house, below.
Notice the pretty iron grill work, too.

 I love the fact that no home is alike!  These grand old mansions are full of so much charm and character, I think!
 Love the porch on this beauty, below.
 It's been such a treat to see green grass and trees in the middle of winter!
 The trees are starting to blossom!  Back at home there is still alot of snow!
 There are also lovely parks and squares at every turn, featuring monuments, fountains, and more.
The monument below is so tall, I could hardly get it all in my photo!
The beautiful fountain at Forsyth Park is one of the cities landmarks.
 Lots of history here.

 Below is Chippewa Square, where a scene from "Forrest Gump" was filmed.  It was when Tom Hanks was sitting on the park bench eating chocolates.  I just love that movie!  What you may not know is the park bench was really a movie prop, and is now in a museum.  Many site seeing tours stop here.
 Pretty churches.
 I just loved the red front door of this home, below, and the live topiaries, too.
Wishing you all a Happy Valentine's Day!  

19 comments:

bahar006 said...

Love all the photos, thank you for sharing:)

Trisha said...

Such a beautiful place...definitely on my bucket list! Hope you are enjoying your trip!

~Trisha

Felecia Cofield said...

Hi Donna! What gorgeous homes! And to get to enjoy Spring already, awesome! So glad ya'll are having a great time! Can't wait to see more photos! Have a wonderful Valentine's weekend! Blessings from Bama!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the pics !

Tete said...

Love all the images of such a wonderful place. Love all the details they have put into the homes and parks. Blooms? Not happening here, yet. Have a great valentine weekend!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Oh you're making me want to go back to Savannah again.
We went in April a few years ago, the tree pollen was high and the temps were high 80's! You went a good month.
What I truly appreciate about Savannah's historic district is that you can not alter the appearance of the outside facade (only your interior) that's what keeps the city gorgeous and timeless. The only way you know your're in the present is the cars! Such grandeur and charm in friendly Savannah.
xo,
Vera

Joyce Mayer said...

It's mighty cold here - maybe down to 5 degrees on Saturday night.

Enjoy the warm weather.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Savannah is such a cool city! I too love the architecture! I need a trip back there soon.
hugs,
Linda

Bente said...

So nice to see the different houses, Donna. I love all of them. They are so beautiful.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Gail said...

such a pretty place Donna ! and the blossom...already !! have a nice weekend...Gail x

Susie said...

Donna, I bet you could get enough pictures to post for a year in that beautiful city. Thanks for showing us the wonderful houses and the park and statues. Soak up the sunshine and enjoy your time. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Donna, What a beautiful city with so much character and interesting sights to see,
I love the gorgeous homes and the monument settings. Seeing flowers begin to bloom has to be a welcome sight.
Surely a nice break from snowy, freezing Michigan.
Thank you for the city tour. You have inspired me to visit here one day.

Have fun around Savannah.
Hugs and Happy Valentine's Day!!
CM

hazel marec said...

Wow! What gorgeous houses and what beautiful trees and plants! I love the tree in bloom at the park. Your pictures are so colorful! Thank you for sharing.
Savannah sure is a beautiful city!
Happy Valentine's day!
XOXO,
Laura

Rose L said...

I love the ornate decor and colors!

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Unas preciosas fotos!!!!

Debbie said...

Oh to have a front porch to while away the hours.
The iron work around the windows, and on the fences, and gates is amazing!
What beauty!
Thank you for sharing your vacation with us, Donna.
Debbie
xo

The Vintage Chateau said...

Savannah is another city I'm dying to visit. Thanks for the "tour"!
Karee

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So very beautiful there, Donna! Definitely high on my bucket list! I hope you are getting some warmer weather now...although it sure looks warmer than here! Thanks for sharing these lovely photos!

BeachGypsy said...

So pretty! You captured many of my favorite Savannah homes! Its an amazing city!