Yesterday I showed you some wonderful tablescapes in two of my favorite shops in Savannah, Georgia. This historic Southern city is known for more than it's quaint little shops, though; it's also known for it's architecture.
|Door on a mausoleum at St Bonaventure Cemetery|
When you visit Savannah, you can't help but see some gorgeous architecture such as the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. It is striking, even before you step inside the doors.
The big doors as you enter have ornate Gothic style handles .
This is one of several side altars.
The main altar is striking.
Here's the view as you walk in from the back.
Had to throw in a photo of our youngest daughter. She looked so pretty sitting on the steps waiting for me to come out of an antique shop.
The Hamilton-Turner House on Lafayette Square is so pretty. I wanted to stay at this bed and breakfast last year for our 25th wedding anniversary, but we were unable to get a reservation because we changed our plans so Mr. Fanatic could move our oldest daughter out to California last May. Maybe this year....hint, hint.
Savannah has 24 historic squares throughout the city. You can read about them here.
Another beautiful Savannah church.
Savannah's historic district isn't the only place filled with great architecture.
Bonaventure Cemetery nearby is filled with so much history and beautiful structures and sculpture.
Many of the private mausoleums have gorgeous copper doors.
There are also marble sculptures at many grave sites. This is a sculpture of the daughter of a famous innkeeper who died very young.
I think this was my favorite at Bonaventure. This monument was in a section of a very wealthy family. Their head stones included where they were born and where they died, which I found very interesting since they were well traveled
More mausoleums with gorgeous doors.
Hope you enjoyed the tour.
There's still so much more to tell you about Savannah, but will have to save it for another time.
Hope you have a great weekend!