Savannah, Georgia Trip: Day Two
What I am Wearing- Shirt: Victoria's Secret, Shorts: Express, Shoes: Michael Kors, Sunglasses: Tory Burch, Necklace: New York and Company, Purse: JcPenny
Andrew Low House
The second day we were pretty tired from the day previous since we did a lot of walking and touring. So we went on a casual walk at the Bonaventure Cemetery. It was made famous with the movie, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. It was the most beautiful cemetery I have ever seen (though I have heard the ones in New Orleans top this one). It is a huge cemetery as well at 160 acres. The first part primarily contains newer deaths and military. As you further go down from the entrance you then hit the older part of the cemetery. A lot of people get spooked by being in a cemetery but it doesn't really bother me. I find it interesting to look at each headstone and imagine what their life was like depending on the time they were born/died. Also, it reminded me how hard life was back then when most people would die in their 30s and 40s due to disease, child birth, war, etc.
We then headed back to downtown and visited the Andrew Low House. Again, we couldn't take pictures inside. This house was built in the mid 19th century. It was occupied till the early 20th century. It was also the first house in Savannah to have indoor pluming and electricity. Electricity was brought into the home in the early 20th century. In the late 19th century the Low family was the wealthiest in Savannah.
Andrew's story was not too happy though with loosing his two wives before they hit age 35. His oldest son didn't have a very good marriage (no children and he often had mistresses) but was married to the founder of the Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon Low. She founded The Girl Scouts and held the first meetings/dormitory for young girls in the carriage house (now another building). We didn't have the time to go visit the house she was born at though.
Hope you enjoyed the pictures! See my pictures from Day One: HERE.
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