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Oct 272016
 

Halloween’s almost here and I can’t help but think of the ghoulishness of a good cemetery.  It still light when walking around Bonaventure, but still it was great to explore.  Plenty of interesting creepiness with the huge monuments and Spanish moss.  Boo!

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Jul 112015
 

I was innocently strolling along Savannah’s waterfront early one morning when I spotted a large 3-masted sailing ship.  Beautiful boat, if a boat is what it’s called.  Seemed built in the “old” style, the way ships used to be made, when sailing was the way people and nations navigated large distances.  It was obviously a newer version of the old, but grand in style in every way.  Anyway, the closer I got, the more I realized much of the crew hanging out on the rigging of one of the large masts.  Odd maybe, but quite interesting.  A Danish teaching vessel filled with it’s young crew.

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Jan 262015
 

What a remarkable place.  Where the outside is somewhat ordinary, the inside makes up for it in spades.  Artistic, detailed, glorious.  We just happened to be turned on to the place by a local as a not-to-be-missed visual spectacle.  Especially in a place as unlikely as Savannah, Georgia.  So, off we went to see what we could see.  As fate would allow, we arrived just a few minutes before the church was to be used as an event locale, but we were told to come on in for a few minutes before they got started.  Fine with me.  I set up the tripod and had fun composing.

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Dec 022014
 

Nothing like the south for an old west coast boy.  I love old and the south is so much older.  Walking along River St. with its old buildings and their new shops is an evenings entertainment.  But, in order to get some perspective I crossed the bridge and went over to Hutchinson Island where I could see the frontage landscape.  It’s a charming part of town.

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Sep 152014
 

One of the signature buildings in Savannah is the old Cotton Exchange building.  I wasn’t seeking it out on purpose but when wandering around the town’s historic district it’s hard to miss.  I can imagine the cotton pirates down at the dock, smuggling bolts of cotton for the black market.  Does cotton come in bolts?  No matter.  I still love my cotton shirts.

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Jun 062014
 

Gracie.  From the Bonaventure cemetery in Savannah, Georgia.  The cemetery itself became more well known when it was featured in the movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.  Being quite close to Savannah, it’s easy to get to and I really enjoyed my time wandering around and looking at the elaborate grave sites.  I don’t know what it is about cemeteries, but I seem to be quite attracted to them.  I often go visit one and walk around to pay my respects in various cities I’m in.  I just find it fascinating to think about the lives that have come and gone.  We have such a relatively short time here.  No one gets out alive.

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Mar 272014
 

Though I’m not a classical morning person, I really enjoy getting up before the sun rises when shooting photos is first on my agenda.  That first light of the morning is usually so amazing and pure.  It’s often quiet too which I like.  Here, I’m wandering around a Savannah, Georgia neighborhood and Forsythe Park watching the day come alive, admiring the dedicated joggers, watching the moss grow.  My kind of meditation.

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Dec 102013
 

A few lifetimes ago, in my 20’s, I fished for salmon commercially.  We’d head out pre-dawn and motor for a few hours before arriving at the fishing grounds; or we’d head to a different locale if we weren’t catching enough in one spot.  The best part about motoring around was sleep.  Ahh…. to catch a few winks on deck was heavenly after getting up so early.  Here, I’m in total empathy with the deckhand of the Susie King Taylor as she waits for her first morning riders across the Savannah River.

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May 162013
 

Wherever I am I’m always drawn to water, if there’s any in the vicinity.  Why is that?  There are plenty of awesome places without water, but I always check out the waterways first.  Strolling along the Savannah River in the pre-sunrise light helped me attune to this beautiful city.

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Jan 312013
 

My mom was born here in Savannah.  Beautiful city now.  I wonder what it was like back when her parents up and left, ending up in the complete opposite end of the country, NW Washington state.  My two sisters and I visited here and met many of our long lost cousins who were unknown to us before then.  All were welcoming, friendly, showing off that infamous southern charm.  We stayed in the old historic district down on Bay Street; everything within walking distance, easy to explore the beauty of the city.  I look forward to going back for more of that low country boil.savannah-river-cityscape-2-1

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