Wednesday, March 9, 2011
A Lovely Sunset in "Slow"vannah, Georgia
"If you go to Atlanta, the first question people ask you is, "What's your business?' In Macon they ask, "Where do you go to church?' In Augusta they ask your grandmother's maiden name. But in Savannah the first question people ask you is 'What would you like to drink?'" -Author John Berendt's "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil."
Savannah, Georgia is a traveler's delight and more importantly a place I could easily call home. With its leisurely quality of life, tranquil squares, and decadent history it is no wonder the city has been named "The Jewel of the South."
Locals like to call their Southern city "Slowvannah" and one visit to this antebellum city will show you why. Popular movies like "Forrest Gump (shot in Savannah) to New York Times best-selling books like John Berendt's "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" (known as "the book" by locals) to nefarious Union invaders has not changed this most Southern city.
This is a shot of the Talmadge Memorial Bridge that spans the Savannah River between downtown Savannah, Georgia, and the neighboring state of South Carolina.
Enjoy my travelogue and please feel free to leave your comments, gripes, complaints and faves! And remember on your first visit to Savannah don't be surprised if a Savannahian asks you your choice of drink.
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