Monday, May 19, 2014

Heading North: Savannah, Georgia



This is a typical Savannah house with a heavy ironwork railing.


Hundreds (maybe thousands) of people get up early on Saturday mornings, run around the streets, 
and let other people splash them with colored paints.  Strange people, these Georgians.



I waited for Janie to walk into the scene with the monument to General Nathaniel Greene (from Rhode Island).  

Janie graduated from college and moved to Savannah three months ago.  She got a job at a mortgage company and thinks life is great!


Juliette Gordon Low -- founder of the girl scouts -- was born in this house in 1860.


I walked around the city until the sun was low in the sky and the camera battery died.

21 comments:

Andy said...

Jack you should be an ambassador for Savannah. Today I enjoyed every photo.

Kate said...

An interesting historical city.

Luis Gomez said...

Love these shots Jack.

Tanya Breese said...

i could live in savannah! one of my favorite cities!

Malyss said...

"Goergia on my mind"..looks a little like South of France ..

Lois said...

Wonderful shots of one of my favorite cities!

Lowell said...

Savannah is one of our more beautiful cities, I think. You got some great shots here. But, if you keep this up, you're never gonna get home. And if you're camera battery keeps dying, you're gonna have to go to too many funerals.

Sylvia K said...

I have to agree with Lowell, and I love your captures! Savannah is indeed a beautiful city. Buy some extra batteries to keep at hand on this trip!! Have a great, safe week, Jack!!

Halcyon said...

Looks like you had a nice tour!

RedPat said...

I'm glad to see you are taking a leisurely trip home, Jack! I've never been to Savannah but it looks wonderful in your pics.

Kay said...

Looks like a lovely city; the light is beautiful in these shots. (BTW: Isn't there an Indian festival of color where people are color bombed like this?) I'm enjoying your drive home. May I have another of those Norman Love candies, please?

Taken For Granted said...

Your photos make Savannah look inviting. Would love spending some time there wandering around with a camera.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots of the city, Jack. You make me want to pay a visit there.

SRQ said...

Great captures of Savannah. I remember that square with the Gen. Greene monument -- very nice. Of course, I couldn't help but smile about Janie's budding career and that she 'thinks life is great'. Ah..youth!

Randy said...

Love the first and last shots.

Sharon Anck said...

That was a nice little tour of Savannah! I'm not so sure about those girls who let paint be splashed on them....maybe it's a generational thing.

VP said...

Glad to see something of Savannah again. I was there for a while in the late Seventies, but there weren't paintball guns the...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gorgeous images of this lovely old city Jack, j'adore the last shot, beautiful time of day.

Virginia said...

You make the most of a long way home.
V

CaT said...

very pretty with the light!
ahhh, the color run. i participated last year in the netherlands, but at least here its a very commercial happening that had nothing to do with sports. i was a bit disappointed.

José Mendonça said...

The Colour Run took place on the nearest beach to where I live last sunday and I didn't know, so I missed it. Well, I would be there taking photos... only! :-)