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"MY SAVANNAH"
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Not just another place to visit.







Welcome to Savannah Georgia! One of the most beautiful cities in the world and a wonderful place to make your home or vacation destination. The Historic District of Savannah is buzzing with creativity, art, culture, and live theatre and is the perfect place for you to spend a weekend or a lifetime. Many people who visit end up falling in love with Savannah and move here to live in one of the oldest cities in America -- a site of many famous Revolutionary & Civil War Battles. Hundreds of interesting sites to see await you including more than twenty city squares, monuments, parks, Historic Homes, Churches & Forts and the largest National Historic Landmark District in the USA!















































Savannah’s historic district is one of the largest such areas in the United States, with thousands of architecturally significant buildings in the 2.2 square mile area, including examples of Federal, Victorian, Regency and Italianate architecture.

Over the centuries, Savannah has survived a variety of threats, from war to demolition. Today the city offers a magnificent window into the past, framed by enormous live oaks, fragrant Confederate jasmine and brilliant azalea blooms. River Street ... A Trip Back In Time Experience the magic of River Street - where Georgia was first founded in 1733. Walk along historic cobblestone streets that were once the ballast stones in mighty sailing ships.






































Many of these have been seen before here, haven't taken any pics in a couple of years. More to come in this thread.
 

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Often referred to as the Hostess City of the South, Savannah is rich in architectural splendor, natural beauty and old-fashioned Southern charm. Since British General James Oglethorpe landed on the historic bluff above the Savannah River in 1733 to found America’s thirteenth colony, Savannah has established itself as one of the nation’s most unique cities.



























































 

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World renowned for its timeless charm and historic preservation, Savannah's historic district offers its visitors and residents a walk back in time. The elegance of Savannah immediately overwhelms the senses. The historical elements of this charming coastal community weave an undeniable web of intrigue that seduces many into the heart of this southern city.































































 

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Savannah's remarkable city plan is distinguished from those of previous colonial towns by its repeated pattern of connected neighborhoods,multiple squares, streets, and designed expansion into lands held by the city (the common). It is unique in the history of urban planning in a number of respects, not the least of which is that the squares allow for more open space in Savannah than in any city layout in history. Savannah's downtown area is the largest National Historic Landmark District in the United States.















































 

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She is elegant and refined yet secretive and seductive. She is Savannah, Georgia's First City. Eccentric and romantic, Savannah is the sultry Southern Bell of the Georgia Coast. One of the South's most intriguing and mysterious cities, Savannah will captivate you with her natural beauty, eccentric charm and traditional Southern hospitality.














































































































 

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No comments? That bad huh?
Nope, Savannah is terribly dull...



































































Looks amazing actually, Similiar to Charleston...or is it the other way around?
either way wouldn't mind being there when its incredibly hot and humid :tongue3:
 

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I think Savannah's one of the most beautiful cities in the States.

By the way, what's with the "Gallery/Savannah"? Is this from a webpage?
 

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Indeed a hauntingly beautiful city but I think its rather dull too. Why can't Savannah grow any more? It's as if time stopped and it became a "Disneyesque" tourist city. Cities like Baltimore (Federal Hill), DC (Georgetown - Alexandria), Boston (Beacon Hill - Back Bay - Bay Village - South End - Charlestown), Philadelphia (Society Hill - Old City - Queen Village), New York (Greenwich Village) and New Orleans (French Quarter) have their "Savannah" like historic districts but they also have modern downtowns integrated with their architectural treasures. This is true of of almost all European cities too (with the exception of Rome). I get the impression that Savannah ran out of gas. Charleston is this way too.
 

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Cities like Baltimore (Federal Hill), DC (Georgetown - Alexandria), Boston (Beacon Hill - Back Bay - Bay Village - South End - Charlestown), Philadelphia (Society Hill - Old City - Queen Village), New York (Greenwich Village) and New Orleans (French Quarter) have their "Savannah" like historic districts but they also have modern downtowns integrated with their architectural treasures. This is true of of almost all European cities too (with the exception of Rome).
Then this would make Savannah & Charleston like the other cities (which i'm glad they are not).
That would make them less unique.
 

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Nice pics. I think it is a beautiful city. It was kind of annoying see ing those little boxes right in the center of the pictures.
 

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Had the chance to experience this southern gem. Very different to what I had expected. It is very quaint and has the laid back quality you see in the pics. Loved all the trees srurrounding the numerous squares.
 
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