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Photo by Mark Raynes Roberts

One of the many beautifully designed courtyards and gardens found in the heart of old Savannah in Georgia, South Carolina.

 

 

 

A Sunday In Sophisticated Savannah

 

 

 

One of the most beautiful cities I have visited in the United States is Savannah, an Atlantic coastal city in the state of Georgia, separated from South Carolina by the Savannah River.

 

Photo by Mark Raynes Roberts

A classical architectural doorway is a reminder of John Berendt’s acclaimed novel “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”, published in 1994.

 

Its historic district is filled with twenty-two stunning cobblestoned squares, most of which are shaded by mature oak trees covered with Spanish moss. 

 

Photo by Mark Raynes Roberts

Savannah is a wonderful city to visit and tour around by on foot, or by taking a guided tour while being pedaled around the historical sites.

 

Established in 1733, the city became the British colonial capital and later the first state capital of Georgia, and was a strategic port during the American Revolution and Civil War. 

 

Photo by Mark Raynes Roberts

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, a local tour guide provides historical information about Johnson Square, created in 1733 and named after Governor Robert Johnson, the first of many squares created in the heart of Savannah.

 

Savannah today is still an industrial center and important Atlantic seaport, which continues to beguile visitors with its colonial charm, culture and architecture.

 

Photo by Mark Raynes Roberts

The beautiful garden squares and moss-laden trees provide a pleasant walking experience as well as respite from visiting the many historical museums and attractions.

 

 

Photo by Mark Raynes Roberts

The architectural residences of Savannah, with manicured
gardens and ornate details typical to South Carolina, are a delight to view.

 

 

Photo by Mark Raynes Roberts

Located on the Atlantic coast, Savannah historically prospered from its commerce and major port, which is why there are so many magnificent Colonial style homes.

 

 

 

Photo by Mark Raynes Roberts

Chippewa Square is one of the best-known squares in all of Savannah. It commemorates the valor of the American soldiers who fought in the 1813 Battle of Chippewa, Canada. More recently, the Square was used as the location for the film “Forrest Gump,” where he was performing the bench scenes.

 

 

 

 





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