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Old Posted Sep 5, 2012, 10:46 PM
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savannah - america's most beautiful city

savannah, ga (1733; 109 sq. mi.; pop = 140k)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savannah,_Georgia


sit back and enjoy a leisurely tour of savannah -- america’s most beautiful city!




















http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Har...annah,_Georgia)



























































































shrimp ‘n grits
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2012/...rimp-festival/















colonial park cemetery
http://www.savannahga.gov/cityweb/ce.../colonial.html





















flannery o’connor’s childhood
home & back garden
http://www.flanneryoconnorhome.org/main/Home.html













telfair jepson center museum
http://telfair.org/





outsider folk artist howard finster show
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Finster















pinkie masters
http://savannahnow.com/stories/072802/LOCcarter.shtml




























































































































*** i hope you enjoyed the steamy, moonlit summertime visit to olde savannah ***
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Awesome. One of those homely Southern cities everyone can adore.
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nice job. spectacular city. i've only seen it in person during a hot fussy rain.

i hate the pall of tourism over it, at the same time, and there's something about it that i don't always feel comfortable in that part of the south unlike Louisiana (maybe it's because General Grant is treated like a hero here with strip malls named after him and his house is an amusement park and General Sherman lived and is buried in St. Louis? eh?).
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nice job. spectacular city. i've only seen it in person during a hot fussy rain.

i hate the pall of tourism over it, at the same time, and there's something about it that i don't always feel comfortable in that part of the south unlike Louisiana (maybe it's because General Grant is treated like a hero here with strip malls named after him and his house is an amusement park and General Sherman lived and is buried in St. Louis? eh?).
^ and savannah has flannery o'connor -- so the unease is definately justified!

re the touristas -- i totally agree, savannah certainly knows where its bread is buttered. luckily they are mostly kept along that riverfront strip. up in town you can pretty easily go all over without running into any or many.

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Beautiful city, for sure. I've always thought Savannah is to the South what Santa Fe is to the Southwest.
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One of the South's best

Nice tour
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Such a beautiful city, there is no excuse for me I really need to visit this city one day.
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Beautiful! I love the effect of the moss (?) hanging down from the trees, and the juxtaposition between that swampy atmosphere and the beautiful city. Must be creepy on a foggy day.
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another very interesting savannah observation i had was its not just tourist oriented. along with the tourist industry obviously from the pics you can see the large seaport operations nearby and that must be a major employer. not so obviously, unless you walk around town quite a bit, is the influence of scad, the art school. it has a huge presence, they own a lot of buildings. so savannah has quite an organic arty vibe as well. i think you can see that in the night photo of the auto dealer, scad art students got ahold of that business, which is awesome.

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so creepy - awesome
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Like a city lost in time...excellent photo tour, thank you!

My fiance graduated from SCAD Savannah last fall, so I know this city very well -- trust me, even the best photos can't do it justice. If you ever have the opportunity, GO THERE.
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Really cool. It's definitely on my list to visit someday.


This house looks like a robot with a mustache:

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I thank God the Union Army did not raise Savannah during the "March to the Sea". It would have been horrible to see such great archtecture and charm be lost. It is to my understanding the Mayor of Savannah at that time met General Sherman, prior to his arrival into Savannah, and presented the "Key" to City in exchange that Savannah would not suffer the same fate as Atlanta and everything in between. General Sherman then presented Savannah as a Christmas gift to Abraham Lincoln. (Please feel free to correct me if my history is incorrect.)

Great set of pics. Thanks for sharing.
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If Philly and New Orleans ever had a love child this is what the city would look like IMO. It's a beautiful city in its own right, thanks for sharing!
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Unreal. I was just in Charleston, SC a few weeks back and its amazing how similar these two are. Both are incredibly gorgeous and charming towns
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Thank you so much for the great tour, I am just in the process of planning a trip to Charleston and Savannah for January, and I see I've made the right choice in where to go.
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In one of the first few photos, is that an office tower u/c? Somehow didn't expect that in such a tourism-based city.
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