Revisiting Savannah, Georgia: River Street

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Photo Credit: Winston Murray

“So, when are we going to the beach?” I asked.

It was an innocent question at the time — I suppose. But a few weeks later, Winston and I were on our way to Florida, all the same. The plan was to meet up with his friend, Andrew. But first, we made a quick stop in Savannah, Georgia.

And when our trip ended, and it was time to return to Atlanta to freeze our butts off, we made another stop there. This post and all the pictures are a mix of both visits. We spent our time in the historic town, walking the cobblestone streets, ducking through the narrow alleyways, peeping into shops, and looking at artwork.

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This wasn’t my first time in Savannah, but it may as well have been. I saw and learned more about Savannah in the 3 or 4 hours we spent there in December, than I did for the 3 or 4 days I spent there on spring break in 2016.

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Maybe it was where we went, and maybe it was the company. But whatever the reason, I was glad to have another artist along, so I didn’t have to look like the only weird person taking pictures of strange things… like rusted pipes, molding concrete, and dying leaves.

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Another key difference is that on my previous trip to Savannah, I never visited the famous River Street — nor had I the slightest inkling at the time that it existed, fixed as I was on spending as much time as possible on the beach. But if you ever make it to Savannah, it’s definitely worth seeing.

From the narrow alleys, with trecherous steps…

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To the cobblestone streets and old railroad tracks…

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Waterfront views…

Colourful shops…

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Vintage achitecture…

History…

Friendly natives…

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…and the tempting merchandise.

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With limited time on hand, we still didn’t get to see as much as we wanted to. Maybe we’ll plan another trip after Hulaween…ย ๐Ÿค”

Can I just mention how awesome it is to finally have a travel buddy on this side of the country? I usually have to go all the way out west whenever I want company on the road!

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Keep an eye out for the blog posts of our adventures in Florida, starting in February. Next Friday, I’m taking a break from travel posts to share another [hopefully] hilarious post about Jamaica.

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  1. The colourful coffee shops and vintage architecture are so beautiful!

    1. They really are — thank you!

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    1. Thanks for sharing my blog post ๐Ÿ˜„

  2. Love Savannah. I lived there for several years in the 90’s. Met my first wife there, she was rollerblading near one of the piers in your photos.

    Still love the city. My son is going to college there now as well. He’s in his second year at SCAD studying in their Sound Design program.

    If you ever make there in the spring again, Bonaventure Cometary is amazingly beautiful when the trees are in bloom, Spanish moss hanging etc. Highly recommend a walking ghost tour in the city too! Ft Pulaski (old civil war fort by Tybee) is pretty interesting to walk around too.

    1. Wow, you have some strong ties to Savannah! Did you enjoy living there? Where did you move to?

      I heard of the ghost your. Not sure I’ll make it there in the spring, as I plan to be out in Utah, but I’ll keep it in mind.

      Thanks again!

  3. Having only travelled to the Deep South very briefly, I also vividly recall the Spanish moss. Thank you for the great post about Savannah. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks for reading! I have a hard time thinking of Savannah as the deep south, haha. When I think of that, I think of those backwoods places in Georgia we pretend don’t exist lol

      1. I believe in the UK the further north you live, the further North you think The North actually starts.
        I believe people from Durham consider Liverpool to br The Midlands for example.

      2. Haha, that’s hilarious. I only recently notice how close you guys are to Sweden! Crazy considering how much warmer you are

  4. Willow Croft says:

    Seagulls? Friendly? ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Haha, well he didn’t fly away when I tried to take the picture, so that’s a good start! ๐Ÿ˜‚

      1. Willow Croft says:

        LOL It’s a great picture.

      2. Haha, thank you!

  5. I love how your “friendly native” is a seagull ๐Ÿ˜€ Did you meet any humans when you were in Savannah?

    1. Haha, just the one I brought with me. Unless you count the store merchants who naturally just wanted me to spend money. I left with a painting and one of those dragon statues. ๐Ÿ˜‚

      1. Never leave without dragon regalia!

      2. Been looking for some for a while, so I was glad I found this one. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  6. kittyp0p says:

    Awesome views! Great pics you got (:

    1. Thanks, Kitty!

  7. Ken Dowell says:

    Love Savannah and havenโ€™t been there for a long time. Time for me to revisit too.

    1. You might wanna wait until it warms up again. ๐Ÿ˜Š When was the last time you visited?

      1. Ken Dowell says:

        Probably 10 years.

  8. It looks very interesting and I am glad you too take photos of weird things. Peter is a photography teacher and loves snapping unusual objects too. One theme of great fascination to him is old fishing nets and any flotsam and jetsam that may have been caught on it or simply on the beach.
    I look forward to reading all about your travels in Florida. I visited that State in September 91 and spent my 28th birthday there.

    1. Thanks Fatima! ๐Ÿ˜Š It’s always useful to have another person doing weird things, so you can look a little more normal ๐Ÿ˜‚ Winston seems to like panorama landscape shots best of all. He took the one at the beginning of the article. I like macroshots, but I’m not the best at them.

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