Regency Savannah

Once again you may be asking yourself, where have I been for an age? Mostly, I have been working at the day job, which has gone from part time to full time. This has cut back on my online time, as has the fact that I am now living in the NC mountains, and I have trouble looking away from my window to get busy on my computer.

But enough about me.

Last weekend, I went with a friend, Marianne (who hopefully won’t mind me mentioning her here) to visit the beautiful city of Savannah, GA. I had never been there before, but I fell in love at first sight. The greenery, the squares, the old homes, the warmth of the people, and the warmth of the breezes made me feel right at home, along with the fact that they have a Regency era house, still standing, and still in pristine condition. Amazing!

TheΒ Telfair Museum’s Owens-Thomas HouseΒ is worth the trip to the city all on its own. If you are a Regency fanatic, as I am, and if you need an excuse to head south this winter, look no further. The Owens-Thomas House will thrill you.

Regency House

With beautiful architecture and hot and cold running water, shower baths and marble tubs, all of which functioned for centuries fed by the system of cisterns built into the walls and ceilings. I could go on, but I won’t…just head down and see for yourself.

And if you need more incentive, here is the garden at the back of the house. An oasis of beauty tucked into the already beautiful town.

Regency Garden

And please note the building in the background of this photo: the slave quarters and carriage house, also still standing and in fabulous condition. This house won my admiration for calling the slave quarters what they were, not flinching from the evils of slavery but talking about it openly. The Regency era, as we know, was not just about balls and silk gowns, as in my novels, but a world of children working in factories and slaves being sold in the streets of the Americas. The Telfair Museum house blends the harsh truth with the beauties of that time, so that neither is lost.

 

6 Responses to “Regency Savannah

  • Savannah is on my list to visit; in 2006 I visited and fell in love with Charleston, SC. A true history and house lover’s paradise!

    • Christy
      6 years ago

      Maria, I love Charleston too, but Savannah stole my heart. History is everywhere you look down there…

  • Lindsey Ross
    6 years ago

    Wowza! That is gorgeous. I will get there one day and see it. πŸ™‚ Awesome view, thanks Christy for sharing.

    • Christy
      6 years ago

      Lindsey the interior is even more beautiful…I loved this place πŸ™‚

  • I would love to visit there! Thanks for sharing. I’m definitely adding it to my places to visit. And since I live in Tennessee, it’s not too terribly far away. πŸ™‚

    • Christy
      6 years ago

      How cool Michelle! I was born in Nashville πŸ™‚ I love Tennessee. And I think you will love Savannah πŸ™‚

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