Sunday, February 21, 2010

Longing for Savannah

Even the name Savannah, lazy and sumptuous as Bourbon bread pudding from Back in the Day Bakery, evokes a shared sigh. Wander afoot upon cobblestone streets to explore the 21 squares, pocket parks and antebellum architecture, a city so splendid Gen. Sherman doused his torch rather than set it aflame. Visitors and locals alike navigate the labyrinthine City Market in the Historic District where couples gather fresh produce and flowers before sauntering along River Street or scooting to Tybee Island to settle into their afternoon repast. This is a city best explored at night, as any student of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" will readily tell you. Let the new myths begin.

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