Thursday, April 29, 2010
Back to Savannah
And back to Savannah again.
Our boat was pulled out of the water for a paint job.
Thus, we were moved from living on the boat into houses. This was especially exciting because it let us live like normal people who go home every day after work. What a treat!
The Mansion at Forsyth Park.
The beautiful houses that line Victory Drive heading into Savannah.
People enjoying one of Savannah's many squares.
Ice skating rinks and trucked in snow were staged downtown in celebration of the holidays.
The ceilings at the Gryphon Tea room where we had a lovely lunch. Their sandwiches inspired some of our sous chef's future flavor combinations.
This is Colonial Park Cemetary, located right downtown Savannah. When we did our ghost tour, the guide told us that it actually extends beyond the gates. Streets and buildings were built right over large portions of the graveyard. The fence even goes right over some of the graves.
During the Civil War, troops set up camp on this site. Many of the gravestones were uprooted and even vandalized with curious inscriptions, or so we were told. I wasn't able to find any, but I didn't spend much time looking.
The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.
Inside St. John's.
The Hamilton-Turner Inn was the first Savannah residence to have electricity.
The Mercer Williams House, made famous by the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Buying that book was one of the first things I did when I got to Savannah so I could learn what all the fuss was about.
The Sorrel Weed house is reportedly the most haunted place in the city.
Projecting Elf onto the side of a building on Broughton Street for the community to watch. How festive.
After having read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, I was determined to go see one of the real life characters in her drag show, the Lady Chablis. So much makeup, hairspray and attitude! My camera, however, was not impressed with the low lighting situation.
More pumpkins.... reminding me how overdue this blog is. Ha!
Frequented Lulu's Chocolate bar for delicious drinks and desserts.
My favorite house in Savannah, the Kehoe House. Supposedly haunted, all of the white trim on the house is cast iron and the house has been everything from a funeral home to a B&B.
One of the Kehoe House's main rooms decorated for Christmas.
The 17Hundred90 House was a stop on our ghost tour. Note the mannequin in the window. In the basement they have a bar with fireplaces and couches that were perfectly cozy for the cold winter nights.
Another fabulous house.
Went to Fort Pulaski for their Christmas Candlelight Tour that recreated their Christmas in 1861. Complete with cannon fire!