Exploring the South | Charleston + Savannah

February 11, 2015

Sometimes the dark, cold days of winter start to get to you, and you just have to get away. Am I right, or am I right? We had the awesome opportunity to go spend some time in Florida with a friend, and because we’re crazy like that, we decided to drive down and explore a couple southern cities along the way. We decided to stop in Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA, and it was the absolute perfect way to start off our trip! The sun was shining, it was warm (by our Midwest standards), and there were beautiful historic homes everywhere, not to mention the live oaks covered in Spanish Moss!

Charleston-SC-on-Film-01Charleston-SC-on-Film-02Charleston-SC-on-Film-03As we walked through the streets of historic Charleston, with the walls of ivy and beautiful gates, I swear this place stole a big ol’ piece of our hearts, and I don’t think we’ll ever get it back.Charleston-SC-on-Film-04Charleston-SC-on-Film-05Charleston-SC-on-Film-06Charleston-SC-on-Film-07Charleston-SC-on-Film-08Charleston-SC-on-Film-09Charleston-SC-on-Film-10Charleston-SC-on-Film-11Charleston-SC-on-Film-12Charleston-SC-on-Film-13Charleston-SC-on-Film-14Charleston-SC-on-Film-15Charleston-SC-on-Film-16Charleston-SC-on-Film-17Charleston-SC-on-Film-18The afternoon before we left Charleston to make our way down to Savannah, we visited the beautiful gardens of Middleton Place. The main house was destroyed during the Civil War, but it is still absolutely breathtaking! If gardens are what you’re looking for, this is the place to go! It’s so easy to spend hour upon hour just walking through the maze of hedges, flowers, and statues.Charleston-SC-on-Film-19Charleston-SC-on-Film-20Charleston-SC-on-Film-21Charleston-SC-on-Film-22Charleston-SC-on-Film-24Charleston-SC-on-Film-25Charleston-SC-on-Film-26Charleston-SC-on-Film-27Charleston-SC-on-Film-28Charleston-SC-on-Film-29Charleston-SC-on-Film-30Charleston-SC-on-Film-31Charleston-SC-on-Film-32Charleston-SC-on-Film-33Charleston-SC-on-Film-34Charleston-SC-on-Film-35It was hard to leave Charleston behind, and we lingered at Middleton Place as long as we could, but eventually we had to move on. The upside was that Savannah was filled to the brim with charm as well. The evening that we arrived, we had dinner with a couple friends who now live just outside the city, and laughed about how much this trip made us want to move south. In the morning, we just strolled from square to square, stopping only to take pictures here and there, and to have lunch at a cute little pub.
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Mamiya 645 AF | 80mm 1.9 | Fuji 400H | Goodman Film Lab

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