Tuesday, October 21, 2008

savannah










savannah was lovely, as i thought it would be. a bunch of squares anchor the downtown which make it ultra easy to explore without getting lost. we had no particular destination here. we just wandered through the neighborhoods and forests of spanish moss trees looking at the architecture and feeling at times that we weren't quite in our own country.

the shining star for me was the savannah college of art and design. there are nearly 9000 art students here, and their creative energy really defines the atmosphere downtown. discovering this student exhibit on the first floor of the graphic design building was a thrill [no names were listed or otherwise i would have given the artists due credit here]. my favorite scribble is on the last page: "which way to go?"

i just made the world's worst pot of coffee, so i am dumping it in the sink and heading out for a proper cup. enjoy your day, all!

13 comments:

Krissy said...

wonderful pics! enjoy your fresh cuppa :)

cindy : quaint said...

i can't get the number 9,000 out of my head. 9,000 artists all together, wow.

Megan Coyle said...

I love the bulletin board pictures. And Savannah looks wonderful--hope you're having a wonderful time!

jess gonacha said...

i'm SO JEALOUS of all the students that go to SCAD. agh! i recently took a class at SCAD-Atlanta, and it was so inspiring just to be in the building!!

heather smith jones said...

the texture on that top building is amazing! i want to strum my hands across it!
yes, SCAD has some pretty great work coming out of it. They also have an online store that I saw recently, it's pretty nice.

Oh what happened to the coffee? Glad you made some new!!

Bella Sinclair said...

*gah*
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That is me, with my breath taken away.

I do declare, those are some of the most beautiful buildings. I love, love, love old architecture. I agree with Jess. Lucky students, indeed!

Esti said...

pretty buildings in that area, wow!

see you there! said...

The student artwork was a great find wasn't it? Looks like a wonderful place to visit.

Darla

♥ Tiny Red said...

it looks like a lovely place! love the students work bit :)

Kelly C. said...

GORGEOUS!!! these photos are so juicy and full of life, i feel like i went on vacation with you!!! love it. glad you had a beautiful trip!

Alexandra Hedberg said...

9000 art and design students! That's a lot. I just wonder hoe they make a living later:)

... yes, nice scribbling. Hope next pot of coffe was better!

NANCY LEFKO said...

what a wonderful trip you enjoyed :)

ambika said...

Oh wow, to visit SCAD would be just wonderful. Love your shots.