On Saturday, we had the chance to take a walk around Savannah's historic district. No matter how often we do this, I never tire of the beauty of the trees, parks, squares, pre-civil war era buildings, and the Savannah River.
The key to Savannah's beauty goes back to General Sherman. After burning Atlanta to the ground, he headed on his famous "March to the Sea." Sherman's army took Savannah, which he presented as a Christmas gift to President Lincoln in 1864. General Sherman thought that Savannah was too beautiful a city to burn (evidently, Atlanta was not); therefore, the historic section still stands today. I hope you enjoy this potpourri of photos.
The old Savannah Cotton Exchange - no longer in the cotton business
Alice (my wife), Bobby (my son), and a spitting griffin (no relation)
Caroline (my daughter) with some crazy ladies
Mary (my daughter) with those same ladies
"Factor's Walk" - click here for more
Old stairs leading down toward the Savannah River
Old Savannah Custom House - click here for more
Paula Deen's "Lady and Sons" Restaurant
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One of the beautiful Savannah city squares - click here for more
Live Oaks cover many of the squares - click here for more
Independent Presbyterian Church - click here for more
The steeple can be seen all over the Savannah historic district