Donnerstag, 29. Juni 2017

Wrought Iron Art in Savannah, Georgia

I had a long stay in Georgia in May and promised to share some of my photos. I took many with intentions of making blog posts. I had lots of time available while waiting for the baby to arrive but, alas, no way to post to blogger. Since then, with all the catch up work from being gone three times longer than planned and my wedding schedule, it has been impossible for me to get a post made. So sorry. 

I was anxious to visit Georgia as I have read many books that were set in that area, notably Gone With the Wind and the books of Eugenia Price. When I think of Georgia I think of the American Civil War. What I had forgotten was that Georgia was the thirteenth colony of the New World so has a rich and deep history. We visited some eighteenth century sites which I hope to post about at another time.

I want to start just by showing you some of the beautiful architecture of the city of Savannah, which is in the "low country" on the edge of the marshes and near the Atlantic ocean. It was a very important American port during colonial times and during the War between the States. 

Savannah was the first city where my daughter and I did a walking tour. One of the things that stood out to me was the ornate decorative wrought iron that seemed to embellish every historic building. Savannah is well known for its cast iron and wrought iron. These are just photos I took as we walked along but my understanding is that there are some very unique designs all throughout the city.

 This was the exterior of an antique store that had very old and very expensive pieces in it. I'll give a peek inside in another blog post.

This building was one of the first colleges in the city but is now a law office.


Fragrant jasmine growing up the iron railing. 

 I swooned like a southern belle....

A secret garden, my favorite kind....

 a garden gate

 This is a fence around an historical monument.

One of the fun things we did was eat lunch at this restaurant owned by a famous southern cook named Paula Deen. I read her autobiography many years ago. She had a very interesting start as a single mother of two boys who had been left by her husband and became an agoraphobic, never leaving her home for ten years. She was an excellent cook, taught by her mother and grandmother in the classic southern style. She began this restaurant to support her sons and became very successful, eventually having an extremely successful television cooking show and writing many cookbooks. Just a couple years ago she was unjustly vilified by the mainstream media as a racist and lost her show. Her restaurants are still popular. This one is run by her son and also has a gift shop. It was fun to visit there; the food and drink was delicious.

The restaurant and gift shop also had some unique wrought iron using a cast iron frying pan motif-

 The name of the restaurant- "The Lady and Sons"

I thought it was an extremely creative way to use something the city was famous for in a personalized style.

Well, that's a start on my 2000+ photos I took in the states of Georgia and South Carolina. I will try to share more again soon.


  1. Gorgeous! Now I really wanna go! More, more, more!!! Also, if I wore t-shirts that said things, I would totally wear that one.

  2. The water fountain, and the garden gates are very nice. The shirt looks to be a onsie.

  3. Wow. It makes one want to brave the heat to go see all that.
    Thanks, Pam, for sharing. More please.
    The t-shirt tells the truth.