Savannah – away from Downtown: 2.Wormsloe Historic Site

How to describe?   Breathtaking,  amazing,  stunning,  magnificent,  awe-inspiring,  spectacular….. So no big deal then – its just an avenue – leading to a bit of a ruin! But what an avenue!   Stretching ahead of you for 1.5 miles,  400 arching live oaks,  dripping in Spanish Moss,  form a canopy above a packed-dirt driveway.     […]

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Savannah – away from Downtown: 1.Bonaventure Cemetery

  There was once a clergyman who was ‘smitten with the beauty of death’.   He jumped into the Wilmington River,  committing suicide,  with the hopes of being buried in Bonaventure.   He was convinced that only here,  among the stunning monuments and obelisks,  could he rest in peace for eternity. Originally part of a plantation,  Bonaventure […]

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Savannah – a stroll Downtown

  Oglethorpe – there’s a name that’s mentioned often in these here parts.   It all started with a General James Edward Oglethorpe who founded Savannah in 1733.   A British MP and philanthropist,  he suggested to King George that a new colony be established with settlers made up of debtors and unemployed.  He had definite ideas about […]

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Charleston – Out and About, away from Downtown

While the city of  Charleston  is interesting in itself for a few days,  it also makes for a good base to explore the Lowcountry – the marshy coastal lands that stretch south into Georgia.   With its dripping Spanish moss,  fabulous oak trees and abundance of wildlife,  the area is naturally stunning and full of history. […]

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Charleston – a stroll Downtown

Charleston, South Carolina,   is very proud of its list of ‘firsts’ and ‘oldests’ – first theatre,  first museum,  first golf course,  oldest public gardens,  oldest municipal college……  The city’s Preservation Society takes its job very seriously (and of course its the oldest community based historic society in the US).   The French Quarter and surrounding area boasts […]

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