Savannah is a lovely southern city. We went with our friend, Gail, since it’s only two hours from St. Simons Island. I’m a fan any kind of architecture and Savannah has beautiful examples of southern style, Colonial, low-country and even the influence of New Orleans style home designs. We took the trolley tour instead of walking. Because of that, you will notice the roof of the trolley in some of my photos! And there are a few that may look like we were zipping by! It’s true! We had one trolley driver with a lead foot! I tried to take as many photos at stop signs as I could! 😉
One of the charming aspects of Savannah’s city plan and layout, is the implementation of city “squares”. These parks are throughout the historic section of the city; providing a wonderful green space, a place to sit under the cool shade of trees, a place to walk, and a place for children to run and play. The squares were part of an original, elaborate plan by the Georgia colony’s founders. General James Oglethorpe, a colonial representative of King George ll to the colonies, developed the Savannah Plan. His plan consisted of a series of wards built around central squares, with trust lots on the east and west sides for public buildings and churches. Tithing lots were planned for the colonists’ private homes on the north and south sites. Originally there were 24 squares. Today 21 squares remain, and all are beautifully maintained with fountains, benches, statuary and gardens.
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Thanks for traveling with me to Savannah!
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