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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Exploring the Low Country - Part 8 - Savannah, Georgia

This was the view from our hotel room window when we arrived in Savannah at the end of the day. At least it wasn't cold.




Still, the best thing to do seemed to be a trip to the pub, in this case Molly MacPherson's Scottish Pub. The beef stew made with Guinness was quite good.






Afterwards we walked around Savannah for bit, just checking out the area. Our hotel was on Bay Street, at the edge of the Historic District, not too far from the City Market area.








We spent our first full day in Savannah out at Fort Jackson and Tybee Island - I'll post separately for those. It was still raining our second morning there, so after breakfast we decided to take a horse-drawn carriage tour. The rain must have scared other people off, as we wound up being the only passengers in the carriage - we essentially had a private tour. The horses were named Murphy and Guinness, I can't remember which is which.






After our carriage tour we went for a long walk around the Historic District and the River area.








Along the way we stopped into the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, the largest Catholic church in the area.








The Historic District of Savannah is laid out in a grid pattern, with many squares that serve as small public parks. We spent several hours just walking around, checking out the varied architecture and the impressive wrought iron work.






In one of the squares we found an old sundial. There wasn't much sun out that day, but I'm sure it still works.




There's a trolley line that runs along River Street, or at least the tracks are still there.




We had a very good dinner on last evening in Savannah at Garibaldi. The building dates back to the 1800's, and has a most impressive ceiling.






The sun finally came out on our last morning in town, so we walked down to the river for breakfast at Huey's. The eggs benedict was quite good, and we finished with a plate of beignets and some particularly good coffee.






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1 comment:

  1. I really like the picture of the trolley tracks. The rain water between the stones adds a lot. Great shot.

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