The sunny sunny south shines

photo, The Cedars, in Columbus GA

 

Just back from several days in Columbus, Ga. —  the second largest city in the state — overseeing a photo shoot to assure that my client’s amazing Plantation house shows well on the Georgia State Film Commission website as well as the Columbus film page. We were at the Cedars, a beautiful Greek Revival Plantation house built in 1836 and continuously occupied by the same family. (More photos of the Cedars here).

Columbus is coming into its own as a destination and with the recent veto of the anti- discrimination law by Governor Deal, the State (and Columbus), is headed toward a banner year working with filmmakers.

Downtown Columbus has beautifully preserved mill buildings which now house Columbus State University students and their professors. The Springer Opera house, an active local theatre which has a refurbished Victorian interior is surrounded by some really excellent restaurants which offer the option of a chef’s table in the Kitchen.   You can raft along a 2.5 mile stretch of  Chattachoochee River which is the longest urban whitewater rafting in the world. Or there are opportunities to try the zip line.

It’s a city on the make.