savannah spanish moss

Last Updated on April 13, 2021

Savannah, Georgia, was one of the destinations on our New York to New Orleans road trip that we both looked most forward to, having wanted to visit this little town in Georgia for a long time. We both had certain images of the town in mind before we even arrived: grand Victorian mansions, little squares with locals reading the papers on the benches, trees filled with Spanish moss…

And when we arrived, we were not disappointed! Savannah turned out to be one of our favorite places in the U.S., and we loved the small-town feel, the friendly people, the independent cafes and walking the tree-lined streets for hours and hours.

Enjoy Savannah through our lens:

savannah lionssavannah sculpture

savannah sculpture

We love the public statues in the squares around town…

savannah red houses

savannah building

savannah purple yellow house

savannah houses…and can easily imagine living in one of these gorgeous buildings…

savannah church...hell, we could even find religion – these churches are so beautiful!

savannah butterflyThis butterfly fluttered by us in a square…

savannah historic house…on our way to this supposedly haunted house.

savannah architecture

savannah georgiaThe details around the town make Savannah such a unique city…

savannah turtles

savannah black lions

fish rain gutter…with unexpected quirks that make you laugh out loud…

savannah theater

savannah architecture…and intricate, yet crumbling features that make us realize Savannah’s rich deep history…

savannah statue

savannah fountain figureWe could easily spend hours in the squares of Savannah…

savannah forsyth park…but seriously, couldn’t you?

savannah gravestonesSoldiers chose to spend time in the graveyard instead and trampled it – leaving mismatched or unmarked graves.

Savannah GeorgiaWe were so charmed by the sprawling properties…

savannah spanish moss…and even more so by the Spanish Moss…

savannah vintage cars

savannah sunflower gate

savannah windowEverywhere we looked, tiny details were just begging to be discovered in Savannah, and we can not wait to go back for more!

Savannah, Georgia: Practical Information

If you plan a visit to Savannah, we recommend For 91 Days in Savannah – anecdotes, advice and photos from three months in Savannah, now available on Kindle, by our friends Mike Powell and Juergen Horn.

Tours we recommend in Savannah, Georgia:


Tags : photo essaySavannah


  1. It looks amazing. Ive been trying to decide between Savanna and Charleston for a spare week I have during my trip to the US in June/July – think you’ve just made up my mind for me!

    1. Thanks Karen! It’s a tough call, Savannah or Charleston. We were lucky enough to visit both last summer, and they both made it on our list of favorite places ( but I have to say that Savannah was a little bit more charming than Charleston and we have a bigger desire to return to Savannah than to Charleston. That said, we spent much more time in Savannah, so our view might be somewhat biased. You’ll love Savannah – enjoy your trip there πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks William! I think it’s one of the most photogenic cities in the U.S. πŸ™‚ You should definitely visit Savannah one day!

    1. Thanks Alouise – Savannah is gorgeous!! If you ever plan a visit to the South, you have to add Savannah to your list of places to visit – you won’t regret it πŸ™‚

  2. Love shots of doors and windows, they’re really great metaphors for travel. When you step inside a doorway or lean out of a window, where are you? Part of you is in one room, and part of you is in the other. For that moment as you are passing through the doorway, you’re neither here or thereβ€”you’re in between.

  3. Savannah has so much charm, and I think all the old houses and big oaks are a large contribution to that. And all that mossy tree stuff is really cool (I’m still not convinced it’s *actual* moss, though). πŸ˜›

    1. Totally agree with you on the Spanish ‘Moss’ conspiracy! ha! I don’t know what it is, but it’s not quite moss, is it?! πŸ™‚

  4. Awesome photos! Savannah is definitely a special city. It’s very high up on my list of U.S. cities I really want to revisit and explore more in the near future!

  5. Savannah is one of my very favorite cities to photograph, because you’ll never find the same eccentricity twice. You captured it beautifully!

    1. Hi Krista, thanks so much! The photos are all Dani! She has such an eye for detail – such a great skill to have in Savannah with all its eccentricities.

  6. Thanks for your beautiful pictures of the city where I was born and live. I appreciate the reminders of its uniqueness, which can be taken for granted as I rush through life each day. Often it takes a visitor’s eye to remind us locals of what we have. Come back soon.

  7. Savannah really is a great town. We visited for the first time last year and fell in love. Like you said, we could spend days just wandering the different squares downtown. And the food…no shortage of great stuff there.

    1. Absolutely! We found so many independent little coffee shops and restaurants, we could spend weeks eating our way around Savannah πŸ™‚

    1. Hey Spencer! Don’t worry, one of the cool things about Savannah is its timeless feeling. Even if you go in 2015 I bet the city will be almost entirely the same!

Leave a Response