Thursday, December 11, 2014

St Simons Island, Georgia

St. Simons Island is one of Georgia's  Golden Isles (along with Sea IslandJekyll Island, and privately owned Little St. Simons Island). It is also the largest of the Golden Isles. 

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In 2010, the St. Simons Island lighthouse underwent a major renovation. 

In 1808 the State of Georgia gave 100 acres of land on St. Simons to be used for an Episcopal church and its support. Called Christ Church, Frederica, the structure was finished in 1820. The church was restored in 1889. This historic building is still in use.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Savannah, Georgia

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City Hall is the first building constructed by the citizens of Savannah expressly and exclusively to serve as the seat of municipal government. Opened on January 2, 1906 it has served continuously in this role since that date. City Hall was preceded on this site by the City Exchange, built in 1799 and razed in 1904. Along with municipal offices, the City Exchange housed the Custom House, a post office, and newspaper offices. City Hall was designed by Savannah architect Hyman W. Witcover and built 1904-1905 by the Savannah Contracting Company during the administration of Mayor Herman Myers. It is a Renaissance Revival structure of granite and limestone exterior. The original copper dome was first gold leafed in 1987.

Historic District

Fort Jackson, constructed between 1808 and 1812 

The Port of Savannah is the fourth-busiest and fastest-growing container terminal  in  the  U. S.

Savannah's River Street

The following are two humorous signs in  a local antique store

Cargo ship leaving Savannah

 Street Market

Catholic Church

Unitarian Church

Savannah is very dog friendly but the nearby beach of Tybee Island is NOT