Savannah, Continued

Our second day in Savannah was spent geocaching on Skidaway Island. It was a ton of fun, but no photos!

Day 3 was back to playing tourist around Savannah proper. The Owens-Thomas House I toured on the first day is part of the Telfair Museums, a group of three buildings including the Telfair Academy & the Jepson Center. The museums were hosting the art fair in the Telfair Square over the weekend, so I waited to visit the Academy and the Jepson Center when the area was a little less crowded.

Jepson Center, one of the few buildings with modern architecture in the historic district.

Jepson Center is one of the few works of modern architecture in the historic district.

The Telfair Academy. Their "Working South" exhibit was wonderful.

The Telfair Academy. Their “Working South” exhibit was wonderful.

There are historic details everywhere.

There are historic details everywhere.

Wandering around Savannah is a dream. Everything feels lush and beautiful. There are tours for the different gate & doorways, the most authentic sounding ghost tours, and plenty of places to relax outside. You can even walk the squares while sipping a beer. The city has a great time and is still very attached to keeping their history alive.

The number one thing everyone told us not the miss was the Bonaventure Cemetery.  It is still a working cemetery, in use since about 1850, & full of their local celebrities. Songwriter Johnny Mercer & author Conrad Aiken are some of the most popular graves to visit. Bonaventure was also a title part  of Midnight In The Garden of Good And Evil. (The Bird Girl from the book cover is now kept at the Telfair Academy.) It’s easy to see why this cemetery is so popular when you’re there. It’s at once calming and eerie with the spanish moss hanging over the monuments.

Bonaventure Cemetery

Bonaventure Cemetery

This is Gracie.

This is Gracie. Someone broke her nose, so she got a fence.

I loved this one.

Johnny Mercer’s grave is two rows back from this one.

These are everywhere at Bonaventure.

These are everywhere at Bonaventure.

Last up, Tybee Island!

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