We spent the next several days in Savannah, Georgia. I left my camera at the Coastal Discovery Center on Hilton Head and didn't have it on our city tour in the morning. I took a few pics with my cell phone, but wasn't wild about them. I drove out later in the afternoon and retrieved my camera. Thank goodness they had kept it for me.
The historic part of Savannah is a beautiful city based on a pattern of city squares. There are also many beautiful old homes around these squares. The beautiful oaks dripping with Spanish moss are everywhere.
Above is photo of the old Candler hospital. Georgia's first hospital built in 1803.
This is a synagogue. A boat of mostly Jewish settlers arrived immediately after the first forty. The charter for the colony disallowed Catholics, Jews, lawyers and slavery. Expediency changed all of that in a short time. Yellow fever in the first summer killed the colony's physician. When the boat of Jewish settlers arrived, it included a physician. They were welcomed. It's interesting that this synagogue looks a lot like the local churches.
This is a shot of the historic Mercer home. This is the home where the murder occurs in the book In the Garden of Good and Evil. The home is open for tours.
I toured this house, the Owens-Richardson house. It was quite interesting. This is actually the back garden area. It's a regency style home built around 1830's. It was very progressive. It had large cisterns in the basis that allowed it to have indoor plumbing for all household uses including toilets, baths and the kitchens. I wasn't allowed to take photos inside, but it has a beautiful oval dining room with curved doors that match the oval. There is an arched bridge upstairs that connects the front and back landings, it's stunning. Lafayette stayed in this home when he came on a 14 month speaking tour to commemorate the 50th anniversary of American Independence.
These photos were taken in the slave quarters of the home and indicate some of the baskets and pottery that they made.