Saturday, June 22, 2013

Savannah: An Architectural Feast



One of the things I most admire about Savannah is its architecture. Successfully (for the most part!) blending a myriad of styles, it really is a feast for the eyes. These two overhead shots were taken by going to the top of a few parking garages in town.



This one feels like Key West.



I love the rowhouses; how cool it would be to live in one of these grand old homes.



SCAD gets much credit for saving/rehabbing many of the old buildings in Savannah that most likely would have been victims of the wrecking ball.















The Davenport House: the one that is credited with beginning the movement for historic preservation in Savannah. Thanks, Isaiah!







Even the cemeteries have cool "buildings" and architectural details:





Going inside the buildings can be just as fascinating. Here's the Chamber/Visit Savannah Building:



Inside is this impressive bank vault, which shows the creativity of re-purposing beautiful old buildings.





Thanks for humoring my fascination with this beautiful city.

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5 comments:

K. Martinez said...

I thoroughly enjoyed your Savannah series. The cathedral framed by the two palms is beautiful. I love the multi-color tone on its face as if it had water stains from the rains coming down upon it. Do you happen to know the name of this cathedral?

Davelandweb said...

It's the Wesley Monumental Church in Calhoun Square.

K. Martinez said...

Thanks Dave! I'll definitely check it out.

Tom said...

Hi Dave, I am enjoying your posts on Savannah. Planning a trip there on New Year's. Question, when you went to the parking lots, did you just drive in to go to the top and take some pics? Or did you stay a few hours and pay? (Sometimes you can go into garages and if you're there under an hour, you don't have to pay---not sure if that was the case in Savannah). Thanks!

Davelandweb said...

Hi Tom - I'm always on foot in Savannah; really no need for a car. I just take the elevator/steps to the top of the parking garages. Some have better vantage points than others! Feel free to email me if you have any other questions on the city: dvdpicasso@aol.com