Monday, June 13, 2011

Savannah- Part Dos

While I catch up on sleep after spending the week-end celebrating my best friend’s wedding, let’s continue the torture of looking at our vacation pictures.  I swear this is the last vacation post. (Read the first forms of punishment here and here!)

We spent our last day of vacation on a walking tour (self-guided) through Savannah.  We had to be out of our condo on Tybee Island by 11:00AM and didn’t have to catch our flight in Savannah until 5:00PM…which left us the perfect amount of time for sightseeing. 

We busted out this map and started walking…

We started near Columbia Square.  We toured the inside of the Davenport house…


The Davenport house was built in 1820 and was one of the first houses saved by the historic commission in Savannah. This house has some awesome wallpaper and the most amazing staircase.  Unfortunately, they didn’t allow us to take pictures.  Major bummer. Their website does have 1 picture of the staircase…

Davenport Museum House

The 3 flights of stairs are self supported.  Every 13th baluster is made of steel to help support the structure.  Pretty impressive work, Mr. Davenport.

This was the only building we toured.  The rest of the time we just wandered around town looking at the beautiful architecture and details…

I told my dad that I liked that door.  He asked what color I would paint it…because it’s wood.  Does he know me?  He didn’t understand that this wood door was perfect and didn’t need to be painted.

I want a lion door knocker…


I loved the font of the house number.  And the red door, of course.

Impressive iron work…

Can I move in?

LOVE that light blue ceiling!


That ends our vacation!  I’m ready to go back!  Isn’t life always better when you’re on vacation?…especially on a Monday morning….


  1. I've loved seeing your vaca photos! Not tortuous at all. ;-) Savannah is a city so steeped in history and mystery and wonderfulness....can't wait to visit!!! You've inspired me to bump it up on the vacation agenda. Oh, and LOVE the dress you're wearing in the first pic!

  2. Wow! So gorgeous. I have always wanted to go to Savannah. I have lived in Georgia for years but have never been!

  3. What a gorgeous city. It's going on my list of must see destinations. Yup, it's better when you're on vacation for sure:)

  4. I just saw on House Hunters that many people paint their porch ceilings blue because it keeps the bugs away. Apparently, the bugs think the blue ceiling is the sky and that birds will swoop down to eat them. Interesting...huh?

  5. that staircase is incredible. seriously gave me goosebumps looking at it! i always waver back and forth thinking i want a modern open floorplan "next house" and then i see architecture like in these pics and flip flop back to wanting a historic home!

  6. Beautiful pics! Makes me kinda feel like I went along on the vacation with you! (or at least drooling over/dreaming about like the beautiful vacation brochures, haha!)
    Beautiful architecture! Makes me kinda resent the boring mediterranean stucco box I live in (which is about the same as everyone else's in my city!)

  7. This looks like my kind of trip. I love looking at homes and architecture in areas I'm not familiar with. And I want a lion's head door knocker too. Roar.

  8. Wow, those houses are beautiful! It looks like a fun trip! And, apropos of nothing, I made you my blog crush of the week and I have your button up on my sidebar . . . yay :-)

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

  9. Looks like a great trip! I have to ask about your dress in the first pic - where's it from? Super cute!!

  10. GORGEOUS!!! I am in LOVE with the white house in the photo -- WOW! Beautiful!

    Also, loving your dress! So cute!

    Hope you have a wonderful day!

  11. @Jillian- that is the most interesting thing I have heard all day...seriously.

    @Jean- The dress is from the Gap Outlet..because I dress fancy. :P

  12. Gah! The architecture!!! Also, I need the lion head door knocker in my life! Great photos Michelle, you know what we like to see, woman!

  13. Vacations are awesome, no doubt about that. And Savannah is on my list of places to visit now.

  14. Some great architecture - particularly like the house number written above the door, nice idea which I've never seen before.

  15. My running friends and I are getting ready to sign up forthe Savannah Rock n' Roll Marathon in November. I'm bookmarking this post. Thanks for sharing!

  16. The last time I went to Savannah, GA, I was 12 and didn't understand what an amazing city it is from an architectural standpoint. I absolutely need to get back sooner than later. I love all of your photos, thanks for sharing.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

My blog has moved

You will be automatically redirected to the new address.

If that does not occur, please visit'.