A view of my world in Central Illinois and places we go.

Mo’ Betta’ Blues, Savannah, GA (Part I)

We recently took a little Spring Break trip to Savannah, Georgia. Lovely time of year to go, although had we gone a week later, it would have been ideal – the difference between temps in the 60’s vs. in the 70’s and 80’s. Oh well, that’s one of those things you cannot plan for. We enjoyed ourselves anyway, immensely. Savannah is a beautiful city and has appeared in many films, now most famously in Eastwood’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Much of the movie centered on the Mercer House and, although we have been to Savannah several times, this was our first foray on a tour of the house. All I can say is, nice place (even if someone was killed in the front room – downstairs, on the left)! They do not allow photography indoors, so a photo from the front sidewalk will have to do (sorry about the blown-out sky).

The real charm of the Savannah area, besides the people and the food and a host of other things, is the Spanish moss hanging from the live oaks. It is well expressed in Savannah, but Beaufort (SC) has a similar, if not more graceful neighborhood charm. See what you think. No doubt, this street has the moss-thing goin’ on.

Spanish moss engulfs this street in Beaufort, SC

The stories these places could tell. Like this grand old dame that looks as though it has fallen on hard times, but is making a come back. Good for her, she looks like she is worth it.

Grand old home in Beaufort

Speaking of stories, here’s an old place with a double stairway for the front entrance. My understanding of the use of double stairs was to separate the men and women, so that the men could not glimpse the ankle or leg of the ladies as they ascended the stairs.

Double stairway entry on home in Beaufort, SC

2 responses

  1. Beautiful photos. That double staircase is fascinating. I’ve always wanted to visit Savannah just to see all of that Spanish moss in those old neighborhoods.


    March 31, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    • Al Wehrmann

      Thanks, Erin. Savannah would be a great place to take Ham and Histoire!


      April 4, 2011 at 10:49 AM

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