Savannah revisited: Tours, Music, and Photo-Walkabout
We quickly came through Savannah earlier in our trip, but this time we came with the purpose of seeing spring. Green pollen everywhere so we got our wish. The Azaleas were magnificent and the bees active. We attended a concert during the Savannah Music Festival which featured Marc Broussard, a blues artist who was introduced to Cheryl by her brother Michael and nephew Ben, a special night indeed. Another high point for Cheryl was a tour of the oldest synagogue in Georgia. The Jews came over in 1733, mainly from Spain and Portugal where the Inquisition was in full rant. The founding father of Savannah, James Oglethorpe, believed in the freedom of religion axiom and made sure the Savannah laws allowed Jews to practice their religion, unlike other colonies. It was at the height of Gothic architecture when the synagogue was created, so strange to see a church-like synagogue. What were they thinking? Meld and blend, the melting pot working its wonders even then. Colin took part in a dawn photography walk run by Pablo and Britt from ‘Capturing Savannah Photo Tours’ and (despite temperatures in the 30s) had fun seeing Savannah architecture in the early morning light.
Congregation Mickve Israel, Savannah
Dawn Walking Tour
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
We particularly enjoyed the interactive art at this museum. See 2 videos below.
Kinetic art that makes sound with background photography. Savannah’s Telfair Museum (below).
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Downtown Savannah, Georgia