Oglethorpe SquarePosted: March 13, 2016
Savannah, Georgia: a sketcher’s paradise. 21 historic squares, each one surrounded by restored town houses, shaded with Spanish moss and flanked by wooden benches. I couldn’t decide which one to sketch, but with some rain clouds threatening, I chose Oglethorpe Square. It seemed fitting since General James Oglethorpe was the founder of the colony of Georgia and one of the original planners for the settlement of Savannah. In true Southern style there was a dapper gentleman in a straw fedora and peach-coloured pants spending his Sunday afternoon reading a book. Some Flannery O’Connor stories, no doubt.