Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday

It's time for Outdoor Wednesday, hosted by Susan over at www.asoutherdaydreamer.blogspot.com . Thank you Susan! Today I want to share some sights of Savannah, Georgia. Savannah's Historic District is a 2 1/2 square mile grid of cobble stoned streets. A number of Savannah's first residents were from England's debtor's prisons. James Edward Oglethorpe was the underwritten of a social experiment to rehabilitate the residents of these England prisons. The experiment did not turn out as Oglethorpe would have hoped and the colony of Georgia was turned over to the British government in 1752.
Even though Oglethorpe's experiment failed, Savannah thrives as a symbol of Southern charm. In Savannah's Historic District you will find 18th and 19th century homes.

In Sherman's famous "march to the sea" he couldn't bring himself to burn Savannah so he presented Savannah to President Lincoln as a Christmas present.


Savannah keeps a balance between the present and the past. Historic buildings have been preserved. Savannah's riverfront, which at one time was the busiest cotton port in the South, was restored in the 1970s. Now you can find boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants on the riverfront.



I hope you enjoyed a little history of Savannah, Georgia. Be sure to check out all the Outdoor Wednesday posts.
Have a super-delicious Wednesday!
Kim





10 comments:

laundrydaze said...

Beautiful photos Kim. Love Savannah.

Sue said...

Wow! I have been to Savannah. Just a beautiful place.
Have you ever been to Paula Dean's restaurant? I am wanting to go there!
Thanks for the pictures!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gotta love Savannah! It is such a beautiful city. I love to go visit there when possible. So much to see and do.

Happy OW!

Sheila :-)

Miller Racing Family said...

Thanks for sharing the photos. They were so great and Savannah looks great. I will have to put that on my must see list.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Kim! I love Savannah's historic district! And the food..yum... did you get by and visit Paula Deen's restaurant? Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Mary said...

I did indeed enjoy your tour of Savannah as well as the bit of its history you shared with us.

Pam said...

I love Savannah. I wish I were there now!
We did finallly find Peeve, but he is acting very strange. Not sure what's going on with him. Bryan says he must be a teenage cat. lol

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

My daughter and son in law just got back from a trip south, and they were in Atlanta for a day! I wish they could have seen this post before they went. Thanks for sharing; I can only hope to get there some day.......

Becky K. said...

We were in Savannah very briefly in February. We found it to be beautiful and charming.

Then in the middle of the Historic District our GPS Guidance cut out and restarted. We were so thankful that it did restart and remember what we had programmed because we had no idea where we were. lol

Great city!

Liz said...

Lovely pictures. My cousin lives in Geogia. Happy outdoor Wednesday