This weekend we went on the first of many 'college visits.' I hope it didn't spoil us for future visits to lesser institutes of higher learning. We went to SCAD Savannah Campus, got to do the whole tourist thing on the shuttle buses and eat the box lunch they so graciously provided while we rested in Madison Square. We have family there and have spent quite a bit of time downtown, but it was fun to do the tour bus trips and see the unbelievable departments. They have basically recreated a Hollywood production studio in the old power bldg on the back of River Street. The metals and jewelery department on Fahm has a 3D rendering ?machine? that one would only expect to see at a plant up north. A student can put in an electronic file of a design and the ?machine? will render the design in plastic. The students were fun and friendly and the faculty were friendly and full of information. If you can come up with it in the first place, you'll get your money's worth.
I can only include this on southsideatlantamemories because I remember my first trip here with Lee Crest when I was in second grade, and how much I liked downtown Savannah even then. We ate at the Pirate's House, and worshipped (or sat gawking, in my case) at St John's Cathedral. We all were required to take French from Kindergarten on (the best thing about the school, besides Mrs Taylor and Mrs Wise and the my kindergarten teacher (I can't remember her name), and Mrs Gray, and Margaret and Medford Manor and Mrs Taylor's house) and M. Copeland,our French teacher, a Fr Canadian and Catholic, was one of our chaperones.
I came back as a college freshman in '83 fleeing from Atlanta and just loved it. A city where one could WALK! Everywhere one's eyes rested- something old, different, interesting to look at. I stayed in the 'costal empire' for 17 years. I learn more about Savannah and almost always have a great time every time I am there. I love the Savannah in the same way you love family- there are some really crummy things about the city, but on the whole I'm very thankful for Savannah and love to spend time with her.
I know many of you all feel the same way, so I am sharing some pics- a little different set since most of you have been there- Savannah Modern- in a photo album to the left, and be sure to see a ridiculous addition to Tara-ble or Tara-fic. I plan on adding more, but they are at work, so look for them tomorrow night or after- Enjoy and leave a comment!