I've seen so many interesting images over the years, but I've missed the opportunity to capture them, mostly because I'd leave my camera home during my day-to-day, work-a-day existence. I always meant to go back to Rt 25A in Flushing, NY to snap a photo of a Live Bait shop that was next to a sushi restaurant. I love graphics, words and landscapes moreso than photographing people.
With the daily grind of work in NYC behind me, and while I've not yet found "what's next" work-wise in Charlotte...I'm taking the time to look and to really 'see.' And I keep my camera nearby.
This past weekend my friend Jane, a recent empty-nester and I, drove to Savannah, Georgia. 4 hours, a straight shot down I-95. We stayed at the Hamilton Turner Inn, an historic B&B on Lafayette Square. Savannah is a city of Squares, gas lamps, live oak and magnolia trees and "tabby' sidewalks made from crushed oyster shells.
We golfed, walked, talked, saw fireworks over the River, did a bit of shopping, took an overview trolley tour and the "Paula Deen" tour, which took us to the outskirts. A great girl's getaway!
Here's how I saw it...
|The Hamilton Turner Inn. We had a room in the Carriage House.|
|Carriage House living room. It was nice to have an alternative space as our room was tiny!|
|Nightly turn down, fluffy robes.|
|Chocolates on the telephone table, with a handwritten welcome note from innkeepers Gay and Jim Dunlop.|
|The Parlor, Main House. Coffee table books, hot bevvies, lemonade, sweet tea, wine, hor's d, port and the daily paper. Very relaxing! All that plus breakfast for $199/nite.|
|Breakfast each morning. Day 1 Stuffed French Toast. Day 2 Veggie Fritatta over Cheese Grits. Whoa. Ate half and had little or no room for yogurt, fruit, biscuit or muffin. Walked it off all day!|
|Lovely yard at the B&B|
Topiaries flanking the gas pumps. Tres chic.
|Wines and food to go at Parker's|
We followed the sound of fireworks for ten minutes til we saw them lighting up the sky, down on River Street. A pyrotechnic convention was in town--this was a nice gesture for the city.
|The Waving Girl, waiting for her lover to return from the sea. His ship disappeared and she waved and waited for 40 years, until she died.|
|60's architecture at the edge of the Historic District. Lax rules!|
|We stopped at this produce stand on the way.|
|Muscadines and Scupperdongs---big ole grapes.|