Thursday, May 29, 2008

Here's a few of the Savannah pictures....
The city, weather, food, and fellowship were so fun !!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Wrought Iron "touches" in historic Savannah

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These beautiful sculptural ironwork decorations are everywhere in Historic Savannah. I've tried to capture a few of them for you.
The Historic district is composed of mansions interspersed with wonderful Squares every block or so, completing the "grid" of the old city. The homes are fabulous, including the home from the family of Johnny Mercer, the famous lyricist (Moon River, and over 1,000 songs) . This home was the setting for the book, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" where the true story of the murder took place. The book was later turned into a movie with Kevin Spacey. We also passed the beautiful birthplace of Juliette Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts of America.
The architectural detailing on these homes is amazing, and they are beautifully maintained.
The surrounding area is alive with ART, as well, with the famous Savannah College of Art and Design popping up everywhere. Their campus seems to be the entire city, with locations all over, and galleries around every corner. We never saw an actual "campus" but all through the city there were buildings designated as S C A D .
This is the first of a few collages I will post about our fun adventure in Savannah!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I'm in Savannah Georgia !!

We're at a friends condo on a little island off the East Coast of Georgia....
It's beautiful here, and in Savannah, especially in the Historic District. You'll get to see some pictures when I get home on Thursday, although I've already filled the card up on my camera. The art is so cool, and the design community and art community are very extensive. It's really getting hot, though, and it probably is no cooler in good ole St. Louie ! More to come, stay tuned !

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

I love little birds, and collect them to arrange, and rearrange on my windowsill, to keep me company while I wash dishes... Here are a few new ones I found yesterday, to join the flock !