At the end of July, whilst on my honeymoon in Barbados we visited the cemetery of a cathedral that dates back to the 1600s.
Category: Sense of Place
Historic snowfall in historic Savannah!
Today I had the pleasure of witnessing the rare occurrence of snow in the lowcountry! It truly was surreal and beautiful. I will post more photos later in the week but at least wanted to share a few from the apartment on West Jones St where my fiancé and I are staying through this week….
Tabby Construction: Building the early Lowcountry
Equal parts oyster shell, sand, water and lime, examples of the concrete material known as tabby can still be seen throughout the Lowcountry. In particular this blog will focus on St. Simon’s Island, GA and the surrounding area. From the first time I noticed this unique material, I was fascinated. Functional and vernacular, the abundance…
The Last Polka at Blob’s Park: Our Final Evening at a Legendary Bavarian Wonderland
I remember being 16 years old and it was Father’s Day weekend. My mom told me our whole family was going to this German place that played polka music and had plenty of German fare. Well not too many teenagers are going to be thrilled about the prospect of polka dancing, and I have never…
April 5- Cleanup Day at Mallows Bay
This is a great opportunity to come visit this amazing site and learn about its history while helping the local environment. It will be more than just a cleanup day, hope to see you there!
The captivating salt marshes of St. Simons Island, GA: My Happy Place
“….Somehow my soul seems suddenly free From the weighing of fate an the sad discussion of sin, By the length and the breadth and the sweep of the marshes of Glynn.” – Sidney Lanier, 1878 So wrote Sidney Lanier over a century ago about his beloved South, and today this feeling continues along the land…
Savannah Saturday: Haint Blue
There was a point in time when a certain hue was widely accepted as a means of protecting one’s home from the threat of spirits entering. The theory holds that these ghosts, called haints, cannot cross water. Thus, painting the exterior of a structure the color of water will trick these malicious haints into staying…
The Roberds Dairy: A glimpse into Savannah’s agricultural past
On a recent winter morning, I took a trip with some friends to explore the site of an abandoned dairy. I had no idea anything like this even existed in Savannah, being such a humid and urban place it’s hard to imagine cows grazing on a marsh. But apparently they did, and there is proof…
Adaptive Rehabilitation in Downtown Savannah: The Warren A. Candler Hospital
With so many vacant and unused properties throughout downtown Savannah, it is nice to the transformation from vacant to vibrant in what is arguably one of the most captivating buildings in the city. The Warren A. Candler Hospital, or the Old Candler Hospital as it is commonly referred to, was the first hospital in Georgia….