The Long Way Home


Holy Savannah
July 19, 2010, 9:01 PM
Filed under: Georgia | Tags: , , , ,

If I had to live anywhere in the Southern US, it would be in Savannah, Georgia. Moss-covered crepe myrtles shade the city streets, and while the heat that day felt as if someone was blowing a hair dryer in your face, the promises of history and ghosts kept us exploring. With no book to guide us, we walked around until we found sites that sparked our interests – a beautiful old church with beautiful air conditioning; the Paris Market, where I bought a ton of old photos; a cemetery to satisfy our inner goths. Oh, and we toured the Juliette Gordon Low house, birthplace of the Girl Scouts’ founder. I have a slight obsession with Girl Scout history, mainly because my mother, who had a general suspicion of organized groups, told me as a kid that they were a cult and would never let me join. Low was an accomplished, feisty artist and traveler in her day. Had my mother known this, she may have reconsidered my right to earn some honor badges while wearing that awesome green dress.

St. John the Baptist Cathedral

 

quiet, still morning

 

trying not to tan in Savannah, GA

 

haunted tree

 

monster aloe plant in the Gordon-Low garden

 

broken tombstones find a new place on a wall

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Snow White and Rose Red

Sarah, Liz and I spent the afternoon in Harmony, continuing my fairy tale photo project with a reinterpretation of the tale “Snow White and Rose Red.” In the original Grimm Brothers story, Snow White and Rose Red are kind-hearted sisters who have run-ins with an ungrateful dwarf. They are frequently visited by a bear, who ends up being a prince (did I give it away?). I wasn’t sure where we’d get an angry dwarf, or a bear for that matter, but in this series of photos I concentrated on the closeness between the two sisters. You can find the ‘final’ versions at flickr.

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