Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Rain Soaked Savannah

The Six Pence Pub in Savannah

The pesky rains played such a spoilsport ....almost all my images from the collection are hazy or have the rain-blur.We'd walk in rain when it will show signs of letting up and then again rush indoors when it got crazy... Guess, this is the only time ever in my whole blogging life you'd catch me cribbing about rains. But as I said earlier, we tried to make the most of the trip....so while rushing in and out of plantation houses, shops and churches and the carriage ride stops, we discovered this English pub in the heart of Historic District with a can't-miss-it red phone booth awlright!!!! Talk about devotion to details :DDDD It's only later that we learnt the pub's quite a hit with tourists, not just for some good pub grub but also 'coz it featured in the movie Something to Talk About with Julia Roberts. I haven't seen the movie and this nugget of info was given to us only after we had given the pub a miss. Instead we hit another later in the day, that welcomed us with a sign that read :

35 comments:

nazzareno said...

After so much sun and so much heat, all here from us they dream fresh and rainy days as yours.
The place is beautiful and romantic and you have photographed it very well.:)

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

H dear Moi,
Oooooow yes I tried to enlatrge (or open) the sign quess what? It would not open, I saw onl a X. Whatever.... I love this old Pubs and the Englisg RED phonebox. Yes indeed its very rare for you to write about rain ,but once you should Hahahaha ( shut up Joann NOT funny! OK I stop) :) Well I like th shot but pity you (for the bad weather.....)
( I am still sick but thanks)

And MOI...Thanks for voting on my blog (bridge in Naarden colour or sepia- Netherlands) I publiced the score today and Quess what? Today you can enlarge the photo by doubleclick on it ! Thanks :)

see you :)
(hoping for better weather HERE and health )

JoAnn Hatsjeeeeeee!!!

Lori said...

That's a cute sign! Your photo looks very lush. I love the bright colors. It looks like a great place to stroll and explore.

a-xpressions said...

Ohh Moi...sorry to hear about rain story. I was expecting lots of Moish shot...but never mind. Sometime it’s good to wrap camera with cover and store all those romantic moments in the heart, which you can see at anytime in your life when you just close your eyes!

Yoda said...

Hahahaha Red telephone booth! That's gotta complete the effect ... the pub is green enough to me having called it Irish on first glance ;-)

Neva said...

Still a very nice picture...I couldn't open the second one though....like jo-ann..only saw an X.

RUTH said...

When I saw this photo I thought it had been TAKEN in England! It really does look like a typical pub here.

Moi said...

RUTH : wow!!! you are the second resident from England who's confirmed that for moi ..guess, all that wetness adds to the look :)

inspired said...

;o]

ruth said...

Hey, I really like that movie! If I see it again, I'll look for this place. It's very cool looking. I hate to say it, but it looks good in the rain, all those saturated colors.

photowannabe said...

Love the first shot but couldn't see anything but the dreaded red X for the last.
Glad you could make the best of your rainy days.

Moi said...

Just in case the dreaded red X persists, the sign reads "As Molly once said....It's more fun to eat in a pub than to drink in a restaurant"

:)

Still said...

Really nice . I don't know exactly why, (perhapsthrough the reading of a lot of novel), but the area of Savannah looks for me like a very romantic place...

isabella said...

Well, Molly (Malone?) knows of which she speaks ;-)

Love the English pub in the rain - very authentic...except for the seating outside. In London, it would have been wrought iron, I think...

Steve Buser said...

THe picture has a cool, after the rain lush look to it.
--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

granati said...

looks like you've been traveling a lot. how's life going? seems like you've been taking a lot of shots lately. good stuff.

oh, btw, might be going back into india in late winter.

Chad Oneil said...

Moi,
To answer your question, I'm not sure what else would be as good to use as Photoshop. There's "Photoshop Elements" which is just exactly as it says, "Elements" of Photoshop, but not the full blown program. There are ways of doing it in that program, but not as easily as in the full blown version. There's a tool in Photoshop called the "Pen tool", this is the thing you need to select objects with accuracy the fastest. You can do selective stuff in Elements, but it's done with the eraser tool which isn't as proficient or efficient as the pen.

Anyway, I think the other blogger who commented in my section to you, had some ideas of other programs you could achieve the effects in.

Radha said...

Agree with molly :-)

Wendy said...

Lovely photos Moi, rain and all. It may not of been the case for you - but sometimes Kansas rain makes the colors more vibrant, greener greens. And, the smell of rain - is nice. But, rain on a vacation - it's not so nice. Kind of dampens the enjoyment.

Nikon said...

Very nice shot, it looks like a nice place to visit.
Too bad about the rain, I can see the second shot :)

gaz said...

i never understand this.
if i go to a foreign country i like to eat in foreign cafes/restaurants/etc to get a taste of their culture. why would i travel to the usa, france or turkey (or any other country) and sit in an 'english' pub? i can, however, imagine that the locals get a kick out of it, like we do going to a japanese or italian restaurant.
nice pics btw.

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Thursday september 6

Hi Moi,
Thanks for uploading the sign again, hat a strange funny words... Hahaha! They might be true though? I am still feeling... Haaaaaatsssjeee:) Soon better I hope :) Dog the same...

have a good day :) JoAnn

oldmanlincoln said...

The sign also caught my mind's eye. Neat. I like the lush tropics of the scene too.

If you have not seen a tomato horn worm lately, complete with cocoons of predator wasps aboard, then take a look if you have time.

suramya said...

:), I like the name the six pence pub, it has a nice ring to it, something out of james herriot.

annulla said...

I haven't seen the movie either, but the place looks charming.

And I agree with the sentiment on the sign - it IS better to eat in a pub than drink in a restuarnt!

Blather From Brooklyn

photowannabe said...

Ah, the picture has now appeared. Thanks.
Glad you stopped by my son's blog(at the same time). Take a look today, he has a great shot of San Francisco. http://themapper.blogspot.com/

bluemountainmama said...

one nice thing about rain.....it seems to make the greens more vibrant,as in this shot. you did well despite the wetness! :)

hope the sunshine in florida is making up for your rainy weekend!

JAM said...

I love the lush, saturated colors of the top photo. I love those red phone booths, though I don't think they use them much anymore. I think they're phasing them out.

Lovely Wife has always wanted to go to Savannah, but we haven't made it there yet.

Cris said...

That's a place I would love to go, and they have a pub! Even nicer!

ToOothlEss WOndeR! said...

rainy days and foggy windows..
a damp drink is always a welcome thing.
i love the lights showing through the window, and teh tree in the foreground. The picture is so full of the rain that was.
Great job! :)

Kerri said...

I did see that movie, but don't remember the pub :)
What an eye for a picture you have! The colors are fabulous, and I love the tree in the foreground...and the red phone booth..yes!! Wonderful detail!
Molly was right! :)
Sorry your trip was soggy, but on the positive side, the clouds made the colors pop.

Geraldo said...

I never thought I would see you complaining about rain... :-)
We sure could use some here, we didn't get a single drop in August. I don't think I ever saw a whole month without rain here before...
Anyway, the weather gave the picture an even more authentic English look...

joy said...

I wish we saw something this interesting in Miami - but we didn't. Miami was such a disappointment.

joy
Norwich Daily Photo

laurel said...

Love the sign. :)

Perpetual Procrastinator said...

You rarely see those red phoneboxes anymore. They've all been replaced by plain BT kiosks (some of which have internet access though, and that's pretty nifty).

Good to see one found a new home!