Travel Diaries: Savannah

Having gone to Savannah in Fall 2012 as my class trip it was my intention to return with the ability to do and see my own thing. So last October I took a few days off of school and planned a mini road trip there with my parents. On my very first visit to Savannah I liked the old quaint city – it looked like it was choked full with oodles of history and of course it was. Savannah is considered to be a part of the south, southern cooking, southern living, southern belles, southern manners – I saw a little boy get out of the front passenger of a car and open up the back door for an elderly lady to get in.

Savannah has a multitude of parks throughout the entire city which are extremely cool. On my first trip I witnessed my very first gay marriage in one of these parks. There is a river walk called Factors Walk where you’re allowed to have open containers of alcohol which is honestly right up my alley. There is also a market place which has loads of artsy stuff and art galleries. The architecture is old and American colonial, a lot of it was built by slaves as the entire area was at some point a colony with plantations. There still are cobble stone streets and horse drawn carriages. Now both times I’ve been to Savannah have been in the Fall, I’d love to see the beauty of the city in the Spring as well. If you drive about 40 minutes away from the downtown Savannah area you will end up at the beaches and on Tybee Island where you will happen on a lot more art and craft as well.

Savannah is also home to SCAD – Savannah College of Art and Design, which was my first choice of colleges. What grabbed my eye about the school is that it was an art school which allowed a cross contamination of disciplines. So people from different design studies could collaborate with each other. The students are also allowed an amazing amount of possibilities and opportunities as fashion design students have a fashion show, students studying movie making work towards an opening and a previewing of their own movie, those who study museum curating get to work in the school’s gallery for experience. There is also a store for students to sell the things they create whether it is a rug, painting, jewelry, garment. Doesn’t this sound amazing?

Now that you’ve had enough of my babbling about this place, here are my photos.

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 I love this abstract map of the city.

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Notice how wonky the window on this house is?

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How cute are my parents?

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These are the best macarons I have ever had! I am a macaron junkie and the filling of these were thicker, heavier, and creamier than the others I’ve ever had.

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One of SCAD’s buildings is actually an old train station that has since been reappropriated.

IMG_8027These next few were on exhibit in the SCAD museum of art.

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