Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Stroll Back in Time - Savannah

If you have ever been to Savannah, you will understand.
If you have never been to Savannah, you must go.
If you live in Savannah, I envy you.

Savannah is walking town, packed full of gorgeous buildings and luscious green squares. While there is a very relaxed and casual atmosphere about the whole place, it also whispers of ghosts, voodoo, mysteries and tragedies that all the opulence and wealth cannot cover up.

Gracious, architecturally interesting houses line the 22 squares. Everywhere you look is something beautiful. It is no wonder Savannah is a favorite spot for filming movies--Forrest Gump, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, and Cape Fear just to name a few.

 Come on, let’s explore.

There is intricate wrought iron all over town.

Just one of the squares. This is the one directly across from Mercer House. It is called Monterey Square, but the monument features General Pulaski.  

We stayed at the Savannah In Bed and Breakfast close to Mercer House.

This inn is housed in several buildings built in 1850. The original houses are three stories high, with a main staircase going to the upper floors. Originally they were two rooms deep, so the whole house consisted of 6 rooms - 2 over 2 over 2.

Stairs going up. I climbed these stairs and found it amazing that someone with a hoop skirt, so popular in that time, could even make it up and down this narrow passage.

One of the parlors. Long and narrow, it was still bright and cheerful and welcoming.

Behind each house is a courtyard garden. These are between the main building and the carriage house. When you sat here you felt like you were in another world.

Of course, no description of Savannah is complete without a picture of Mercer House.

Have you been to Savannah? Let me know with a comment.

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