Thursday, April 30

Georgia On My Mind.

As you may have read, I've just returned from a trip to Savannah, Georgia for Grace at design*sponge's most beautiful wedding. I'd thought I'd share some of my snaps around that stunning Southern city. Savannah is just breathtaking, with all that incredible moss hanging from the beautiful old oak trees, brick colonial buildings with wonderful ironwork, cobble stoned streets, and gorgeous green historical squares everywhere you look. Home of the Savannah College of Art & Design, Pinkie Master's very divey bar (where Jimmy Carter kicked off his Presidential campaign) and one of the very few cities to be saved from burning during the Civil War. We walked all over the historic district, enjoyed a cold beer on the riverfront, ate hush puppies, pork sliders, peach cobbler, grits, fried green tomatoes, mint juleps....ah, you get the idea! We basically enveloped ourselves in the warm, Southern culture, and had a fantastic time! Here's a look at Savannah!













31 comments:

Sunshine said...

i haven't yet gotten nostalgic for anything in savannah - it's only been a few years since i lived there - but boy that pinkie masters sign brings it all flooding back. truly the greatest dive bar in america

mrs boo radley said...

Never been...but we do have relatives there. With the loveliest accents.

Sarah said...

I'm going there over Memorial Day weekend. Very excited and your post makes me even more so!

our little love nest said...

What an amazingly beautiful post! Positively STUNNING photography! *sigh*

josephine said...

gorgeous photos! this is kind of how i pictured savannah. i can't wait to visit someday.

An Carol said...

from picture those you do the good job but if from place i not real know there ! just that :)

Gigi said...

Love this post. Savannah is one of my favorite cities on the planet. I can never get enough of it--oh, and Vinnie A Go-Go's--I love that place! Thanks for a little spot of loveliness in my day.

K said...

Oh I'm so jealous! It looks so beautiful. And warm! I was wondering when we would get a picture or two.

Emily said...

I live in Athens, GA and am generally critical of all things Georgian outside of my lovely town... but this posting reminds me how lovely Savannah really is. I must make a weekend of it sometime this summer! Thanks for the post!

Treehouse Collective said...

Augh! As if I weren't longing for a road trip hard enough! Loving the 'Repair' set. Great to see your photographic talents capturing a fresh landscape.

mme. bookling said...

i love savannah, but i don't want it getting all the credit here, miss v.

YOU have captured it beautifully, with feminine softness, whimsy, nostalgia, and utter longing.

thank you for your eye.
crm

David & Becky said...

Such beautiful pictures! We went to Savannah on our honeymoon, thanks for the trip down memory lane.

Sam said...

I was born and raised (and my family still lives) in Georgia. Savannah is still one of the most lovely places to travel too - even though it was a 6 hour trip from home. I hope you enjoy your travels and definitely say hi to Paula Deen for me.

xx,

Sam @PrettyLovely

Char said...

gorgeous shots!!! what a beautiful tribute to a beautiful place.

Susan Isaacs said...

Yay! I moved to Savannah to go to SCAD in '96 and was immediately smitten...I could not bring myself to leave and stayed to start a design firm here.
I love your blog, and am thrilled to know you were in town.
Come back again soon, and when you do, be sure to stop by and say "hi"! :)

Kristin said...

Victoria -
Beautiful shots of Savannah but I must correct you on one point - it was not the only town saved from burning during the Civil War! If you go about 40 miles north, you will find the small but lovely town of Beaufort, SC, whose homes were completely spared during the war and are now beautifully preserved in the downtown area. You should check it out - some of the homes are astounding!

sfgirlbybay said...

thanks everyone - i'm glad you're enjoying the virtual visit!

thanks thanks kristin for clarifying! i will wtach my ken burns PBS documentary again! ;)

Courtney said...

Oh Savannah... I have been there twice, but not in many years now. Thanks for taking me back-- this makes me want to plan another trip there soon!

Mrs.French said...

just stunning...it's on my list. there are so many places I have yet to visit in this country of ours....you have captured it beautifullly...xo t

Prêt à Voyager said...

great shots, victoria! i especially love the spanish moss ones.

so nice to finally meet you down there :)

anne

sfgirlbybay said...

thank you all so much!

and it was great to meet you too, anne! :)

Katie Runnels said...

oh my...your incredible photos capture Savannah so perfectly! I wish I could have met you for a drink at Pinkies last weekend ...you must come back soon! xox

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Wow...your photography is absolutely beautiful. What a magical place Savannah must be. Thank you for sharing them!
xo
Melis

Carlene said...

I agree, you've captured the city perfectly. They make me long to return. Beautiful.

magpiesandmagnolias said...

I am so desperate to visit Savannah over Memorial Day. I have a friend that attended SCAD and I want him to give me the grand tour. Lovely images!

milkfedpressblog said...

Great photographs, Victoria!
Oh how I love Spanish Moss, and the sign about not having your Wits sharpened is great.

April said...

your photos really are beautiful. i love that people love my fair city by the sea!

Raina said...

I love Savannah! Pinkie Masters is amazing. Although I didn't order it, the bartender served me a shot of peppermint schnapps in a tiny plastic cup. It was like being at the dentist. I dumped it on the floor.

piewacket said...

I just love how you look at the world! Beautiful pics!

OpaqueSkies said...

Savannah is one of my favorite cities. The oldest city in Georgia.

When my family lived in GA, we called the moss hanging from the trees "grandmas hair."

Ru(gg)us said...

Oh, Pinkie's :) I miss Savannah...