Savannah, Georgia

Savannah – The Most Haunted City in America. Charlotte and I agree. It’s also the most beautiful!!! If  was trippy for sure. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome by everyone we met. The southern hospitality did blow us away. Very impressed with how knowledgeable and helpful every person we encountered was.

Many films have been made in Savannah… and not without reason – it’s stunning. Beautiful old architecture, Spanish moss drooping from every tree and dozens of Squares scattered through the city, creating a wonderful sense of common public space.

In this photo, Charlotte’s standing (coffee in hand!) by the location of Forrest Gump’s very famous bus seat. Sadly it was a prop bench, and was removed and re-planted after filming wrapped. In Something to Talk About, the Sixpence Pub also features, which is where I’m standing in this shot.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil was another classic flick filmed here. We were indulged by our tour bus driver who knew everything about everyone from all the films and was able to fill us in with lots of trivia. This fountain is in Forsyth Park – a very famous garden – and very beautiful – check out the size of the trees we’re standing under!

Adjacent to the park was the old Candler Hospital with a stunning facade, but sadly beginning to fall into disrepair. We heard about a developer who planned to buy it and turn it into condos, but found out he wouldn’t be allowed to remove the 270 year old oak from the parking lot… You wouldn’t believe the size of this tree – it was a monster. We’re both really glad the locals are so protective of their trees though – they really are stunning.

We did several evening walks through the city during our stay. The city goes to sleep really early at night though, so we often found ourselves wandering the streets without seeing another car or person for a few minutes. Kinda cool… and kinda creepy!

I love this shot Charlotte took of me, using the lamplight in front of an old church. Very cool.