Tag: Georgia

My top 7 pics from Florida and Texas

Even though I toted my SLR camera along with me in the car on the Florida trip, it only came out on two occasions (the Dolphin Research Centre and Colonial Williamsburg). Most of the time, I took photographs with my…

Glimpses through the garden gate

During my walks around the historic district of Savannah, Georgia, I noticed the plethora of gardens at the sides of nineteenth century houses (most built between the 1850s and the 1870s, before and after the Civil War). I glimpsed these…

Hurrah for independent booksellers!

These days, when most bookstores have become insubstantial online warehouses or indistinguishable big-box retailers, it’s gratifying to find independent booksellers who still offer unique environments to browse for books. Used bookstores are more likely to embody this feeling of old-time…

Southern Carnegie

The John Bull Library in Savannah, Georgia was built in 1915 with a grant from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. It was expanded in 1966 and renovated in the 1990s, preserving a beautiful building while at the same time providing 21st century…

Dripping elegance

The Forsyth Park fountain in Savannah, Georgia personifies the historic elegance of the city, even when dyed green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Georgia Aquarium on my mind

After a marvelous experience at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, I didn’t think any other aquarium could live up to it, but a visit to the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta was surprisingly good. Where the emphasis in Monterey is…

The Margaret Mitchell connection

It’s hard not to connect Atlanta, Georgia with that ultra famous Southern saga, Gone with the Wind, and its Pulitzer prizewinning author, Margaret Mitchell (especially as 2014 is the 75th anniversary of the 1939 movie). If you are a fan…