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Best Places for Photography in Savannah, Georgia

It wasn’t long into our 3 day trip to Savannah that I realized it was going to be a fabulous city for photography. From the moss-draped trees and historic architecture, to the artistic monuments and beautiful beach, there were plenty of scenic photography spots in Savannah. As we wandered the shaded streets and squares of…

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The Haunting Beauty of Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah

Sometimes the best way to get to know a city is to visit its cemetery. Stories of success, failure, love, betrayal, good and evil are safely kept there, as legends of the past. This holds true for Bonaventure Cemetery. Hundreds of years of Savannah’s history are buried here beneath the moss-draped branches of live oak…

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  • Frank - I love these photos of Savannah – I always find those trees kind of eerie, maybe I’ve watched too many of those Southern mystery movies. But so dramatic…Savannah definitely a place I’d like to see one day.
    Good price for the tour!

    Frank (bbqboy)May 16, 2016 – 1:06 amReplyCancel

    • Rhonda Krause - Thank you! I can never get enough of those old oak trees- would love to have a yard full of them!May 18, 2016 – 5:46 pmReplyCancel

  • Beth Barsness - Hi Rhonda!
    I just returned from my trip to Savannah (used your itinerary and suggestions as a base for my planning) and wanted to say THANK YOU for your recommendation to attend a tour by Shannon Scott. WOW, that was the highlight of the trip!! He is an amazing storyteller and knows so much! We also visited Wormsloe and overall enjoyed our weekend. Next time I would investigate SCAD more and attend some of the galleries and shows there.May 31, 2016 – 11:41 amReplyCancel

    • Rhonda Krause - Hi Beth! I’m happy to hear you had a great time in Savannah and enjoyed Shannon’s tour. He is fantastic! I’m always pleased when people enjoy our recommendations as much as we did, so thank you for your comment!May 31, 2016 – 5:03 pmReplyCancel

Tybee Island, Georgia- Photo Series

On the last of our 3 days in Savannah, we headed out to Tybee Island for the afternoon. Known as Savannah’s beach, Tybee Island is a short 20 minute drive from the city and was a great place to relax after a busy few days exploring the sights of Savannah. We walked down the shoreline,…

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  • Frank - Wonderful looking beach! Love the sand and sunsets.

    Frank (bbqboy)April 28, 2016 – 2:40 pmReplyCancel

How to Spend 3 Days in Savannah- Our Itinerary

I’m trying to think of a way to describe Savannah without gushing superlatives, but it just can’t be done. Savannah is one of the most interesting, easy-going and attractive cities we’ve had the pleasure to visit. With 3 days in Savannah we had enough time to not only see the sights, but more importantly soak…

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  • Vacation Coffee - Rhonda, I’m so glad I asked for Savannah recommendations! This post is a great one to get started – really looking forward to trying a ghost tour and checking out Bonaventure and Wormsloe . . . and pretty much everything you wrote about. Your photos are absolutely stunning!! Thank you so much! I read all your other Savannah posts too. Can’t wait for the trip.May 11, 2016 – 9:16 pmReplyCancel

  • Richard Birecki - Wow Rhonda, great photos! had no idea Savannah was so pretty! check out my awesome travel blog @ http://www.RichTrek.com … cheers!May 14, 2016 – 7:39 amReplyCancel

  • Ken Lau - Going this September. We will have three and a half day and we intend to visit EVERY square…including what’s left of Liberty and Elbert Squares. Savannah is as your said, very photogenic and also atmospheric. Going to be in Charleston before Savannah that same week. Charleston just cannot compare.July 24, 2016 – 8:45 pmReplyCancel

    • Rhonda Krause - I hope you have a great trip and make it to every square. I wanted to do the same, but it didn’t happen. I guess I’ll just have to go back! ;)July 24, 2016 – 9:18 pmReplyCancel

  • Katie - Which ghost tour did you go on?September 18, 2016 – 7:07 pmReplyCancel

  • Will - Great pictures! Where did you go to see the bridge from that low of an angle?May 25, 2017 – 8:29 amReplyCancel

  • kaly otero - What ghost tour did you take?November 8, 2017 – 10:12 amReplyCancel

    • Rhonda Krause - It was Savannah Ghosts Paranormal Investigation Tour with Patrick Burns.November 14, 2017 – 10:47 amReplyCancel

Wormsloe Historic Site- Enjoying History and Nature in Savannah

Large, mossy oak trees as far as the eye can see. Rooted firmly in two strict rows, yet their branches are free, gently arching over the simple dirt road between them. This is what greets us upon arriving at the Wormsloe Historic Site. It’s a scene that always comes to mind when I envision The…

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The Squares of Savannah, Georgia

One of our favourite things to do in Savannah was simply walk around the historic district and visit the city’s beloved squares. Resting in the shade of giant oak trees, we’d talk to locals, enjoy the music of talented buskers and learn about Savannah’s history from the many monuments on display. Savannah’s historic district is…

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  • Amanda | Chasing My Sunshine - This is exactly what I picture when I think of Savannah! I’ve actually just had family move into the area, so I’ll have to head down soon. It looks like my camera wouldn’t have a very tough time capturing beauty here. :) Thanks for the tour!March 29, 2016 – 7:53 amReplyCancel

    • Rhonda Krause - Yes, you should definitely try and make a visit! We loved the city and surrounding area and would go back again in a heartbeat. And you’re right, there will be no trouble getting good pictures here. Savannah is very photogenic!March 29, 2016 – 9:09 amReplyCancel

  • Jane - Someone sent me your article because I live in Savannah. (I’m not a “native” though — moved here 10 years ago.) As a resident of downtown, I continually appreciate the beauty of the squares, being surrounded by trees (and interesting architecture) in the midst of a lovely and convenient urban center. We still benefit from Oglethorpe’s original layout.

    Two notes: If you liked the oak canopy in Johnson Sq., then I hope you made it to Pulaski Square (on Barnard St. — not the same square that has the Pulaski monument, on Bull St.). Pulaski has a very consistent oak canopy but is more residential than Johnson Sq. Other thing: as you noted, monuments honoring a certain dude are not located in the square named after same dude(e.g. Oglethorpe statue is not in Oglethorpe Sq., Pulaski monument is not in Pulaski Sq.). The reason, I think, is that naming squares and erecting monuments happened at different times. Apparently it was desirable to place the statues, etc. in the central axis — i.e. the squares of Bull Street — regardless of whether a square on some other street was already named after the same figure being honored by the monument.

    Thanks for your attention to Savannah.April 1, 2016 – 3:35 pmReplyCancel

    • Rhonda Krause - Hi Jane! No, we didn’t make it Pulaski Square, unfortunately. We tried to visit as many squares as we could, but found ourselves spending a lot time just hanging out and enjoying them. They are so beautiful it would be a shame to just rush from square to square! That makes sense what you say about the naming of the squares. Still, it was kind of confusing for first-time visitors!April 5, 2016 – 5:26 pmReplyCancel

  • Ken Lau - Went to Savannah this past Labor Day week…on the day The Lady Chablis passed away…we visited all 24 squares and then some. It can be done.January 3, 2017 – 6:55 pmReplyCancel

Photo of the Week: Tybee Island Light Station

The Tybee Island Light Station is Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse, at 144 feet (44 metres). Originally constructed in 1736 under the order of General James Oglethorpe, it has been rebuilt and altered several times. The version you see today was completed in 1916. The Tybee Island lighthouse is still used as a navigational aid…

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Photo of the Week: Majestic Oak- Savannah, Georgia

One of my favourite things about Savannah was the abundance of large oak trees shading the squares and walkways. Their moss draped branches contributed to the mystery and intrigue of a city well known for its haunted tales. Yet, as I walked below these aged oaks, stared up at their mighty limbs, I felt relaxed….

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  • Robert Tavormina - I am glad you enjoyed my beautiful city!!November 17, 2015 – 6:19 pmReplyCancel

  • Frank - People seem to love Savannah.
    Great photo, we’re in Cape Town right now and I’ve seen huge trees here too…but that one is fabulous.
    Frank (bbqboy)November 23, 2015 – 2:20 amReplyCancel

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