savannah, day 5 (and this was a good week!)

The incredible Alex Raskin Antiques, described as “more museum than antique store.” It was incredible.

The incredible Alex Raskin Antiques, described as “more museum than antique store.” It was incredible.

This was a good week! Here’s why:

We spent an incredible week in Savannah — and in this post, I’m sharing more photos of what Marcus and I have been up to. Also, today we get to visit the Savannah College of Art & Design to visit the classes Alex has been attending, and view the presentation of the work that’s she created. We are very excited about this.

I deeply related to this before-a-big-trip list.

The owner of the Alex Raskin Antiques store let us go upstairs into the closed area of the huge building. It was incredible, and photos don’t do it justice. Also the manager told me that despite the creepy paintings and dark corners, there aren’t any stories of hauntings in this building — but     the painting of the freakishly large-headed baby whose eyes followed us going down this staircase     was still unsettling.

The owner of the Alex Raskin Antiques store let us go upstairs into the closed area of the huge building. It was incredible, and photos don’t do it justice. Also the manager told me that despite the creepy paintings and dark corners, there aren’t any stories of hauntings in this building — but the painting of the freakishly large-headed baby whose eyes followed us going down this staircase was still unsettling.

Love this 151-book summer reading list by TED. I’m trying to up my reading over the summer, and this list might be just the inspiration I need.

• And speaking of reading, I love this photo essay by Steve McCurry of people reading around the world.

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist    . This church was founded at the end of the 18th century, in the aftermath of the Haitian Revolution, the only successful anti-slavery and anti-colonial uprising in the western hemisphere, resulting in a state of freed men (now Haiti). A beautiful church.

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. This church was founded at the end of the 18th century, in the aftermath of the Haitian Revolution, the only successful anti-slavery and anti-colonial uprising in the western hemisphere, resulting in a state of freed men (now Haiti). A beautiful church.

The interior of The Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist.

The interior of The Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist.

• And while you’re looking at incredible interiors, check out the interior of Gaudí’s Casa Vicens in Barcelona. Holy moly.

• While the photos in this post (and previous Savannah posts) were taken with my trusty little Sony point-and-shoot (and it does a decent job, I can’t lie), the next time someone asks me what kind of dSLR camera they should by for $500 or less, I’m going to point them to this article. A solid, solid review.

The view from our dinner table at     The Wyld    . Marcus found this restaurant, located about 5 miles out of town. Both Uber drivers coming and going had never heard of this place, and were incredulous that we knew about it, since it really felt out in the middle of nowhere, but it was really good — great food, in an ice-house type of atmosphere.

The view from our dinner table at The Wyld. Marcus found this restaurant, located about 5 miles out of town. Both Uber drivers coming and going had never heard of this place, and were incredulous that we knew about it, since it really felt out in the middle of nowhere, but it was really good — great food, in an ice-house type of atmosphere.

This story of an all-female crew sailing into the history books is riveting.

• And finally for today’s soundtrack, a song I Shazam’d at a café where we were eating breakfast one morning this week: Paper Planes (DFA remix) by M.I.A. Click the arrow below to listen.

With that, it’s time for us to finish off our little Savannah getaway, and head back to Houston tomorrow.

See you next week, friends.