January 18, 2015

a week in Savannah

Shown above, statue of the Waving Girl by the river, oak trees loaded with Spanish moss, scupltures in front of Telfair Museum, gothic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Forsyth Park fountain, beautiful twisted oak tree, Jones Street, Wilkes House signage, a creative cannon display by the entrance to The Savannah College of Art and Design

Our timing wasn't perfect as it was cold and rainy the week we were in Savannah, but the gloomy weather didn't stop us from walking around the historic district, enjoying the many attractions this city has to offer. I often heard Savannah described as a city with a Southern charm and now that I've seen it, I have to agree that the city exudes that special charm in many ways.

restored homes with wrought iron details along Gaston Street and the Wilkes House facade

wrought iron gates, ornate home entrance, archways, old clock at the City Market

Walking along the lovely streets in Savannah's historic district was like being transported to another era filled with history and elegance. The homes along Jones and Gaston Streets were beautifully preserved with wrought iron and other ornate details.

We had a chance to see the famous sculpture (shown above) used on the cover of the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, which was later on made into a movie. It has since been transferred from the Bonaventure Cemetery to the SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) Museum of Art.

the bright and modern lobby of SCAD Museum of Art

we snacked on these tasty macarons and sweet cupcakes :-)

We stayed right in the historic district and it was an easy walk to many interesting shops and restaurants along Broughton and many other interesting streets.

striped seabass dinner and mango upside down cake at B. Matthew's Eatery, ham and cheese croissant breakfast at Goose Feathers, braised pork belly steamed buns appetizer at Flying Monk Noodle House, Greek and Persian food at Persepolis

We tried a few restaurants for breakfast such as Goose Feathers, B. Matthew's, Pie Society and The Collins Quarter. I have to say, they were all good, there were no disappointments at all. For dinner, we tried Circa 1875's French restaurant, Zunzi's eclectic international food and Persepolis Greek and Persian cuisine. We also enjoyed the Asian noodles at Flying Monk Noodle House along Broughton Street. Overall, Savannah is a city worth visiting and returning to :-)

Pie Society at the City Market selling traditional handmade savory British meat pies and our elegant tea for two serving

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