A photo tour of fine Southern sights

Posted by on April 18, 2012

As we left New Orleans and traveled the coast we attempted to stay as close to the water as possbile. We visited barrier islands and grand southern cities such as Savannah and Charleston. Here are a dozen images from America’s deep south

This beautiful fountain was in the city park in St. Marys, GA. This was one of the nicest city waterfront parks we visited.

.

As we traveled from west to east we encountered many stately southern homes. This one was at Florida's Eden Gardens State Park.

Most of America's Atlantic coast is protected by barrier islands. Some islands are wild, others are tame. Jekyll Island on Georgia's coast was tamed in the 19th century and used as a playground by America's richest robber barons. This is a photo of the club house for their "home association." It is now run as a public hotel, the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Reservations are encouraged.

Just one of the many summer cottage homes on Jekyll Island.

Here is a street in Savannah Georgia. Savannah was pure joy - it is small town mixed with Colonial territory, Victorian lace and New Republic American pragmatism.

I'd like to live in Savannah.

From the quiet of Savannah we traveled to the big brass boldness of Charleston.

Charleston is bigger and has more money and more influence than dainty Savannah. But I liked this city just as much.

What a pretty pink lady.

It's not all pretty homes; the civic places have style too. This reflects the sensibilities of the people who live in the community.

Even a place of work be can be attractive while still being practical.

Southern charm is more than just a personal quality, it is a way of expressing culture—and that culture can be found in many fine Southern sights.

Comments are closed.