Monday, August 10, 2015

Savannah, GA April 10, 2015


Our original plans had been to visit cousins on Hilton Head Island but we decided instead to stay at Ft McAllister for an extra night and do a day trip to Savannah.

Savannah is a quick drive from Richmond Hill so we got going early and spent the day walking around the city.  Our visit started at the Visitor's Center and then, Phoenix in tow, we started a walking tour of some of the squares and the Colonial Cemetery.  Savannah in April is beautiful with spring in bloom and the air temperature warm but not stifling.  We worked up an appetite pretty quickly so we continued to the waterfront and found a sidewalk cafe where we could sit with Phoenix, enjoy lunch and watch the people and boat traffic on the Savannah River.  We had plenty of time to do it because the service was pitifully slow and we were half starved by the time our mediocre meal finally arrived.  Near to the cafe was a candy store with those wonderful displays of jelly beans that look like the rainbow so I took a trip into it (and bought pralines and glazed pecans-YUM!) and then we wandered farther down the street and Don bought a hat that he'd been wanting.  We strolled along the river and visited the WWII memorial and spoke to a street musician who was taking a break and then headed back to the car.  Along the way we also stopped in Franklin Square to view the memorial to the riflemen of the Les Chasseurs-Volontaires de Saint-Domingue. ( more: Les Chasseurs-Volontaires de Saint-Domingue) and then finished our walk back to the car.




American Revolutionary War Memorial



Brick and stone


CANDY!

Les Chasseurs-Volontaires de Saint Domingue
detail
Cobblestones going down to River St
Fabulous Clouds
Flower cart in a street mall
Fly Sculpture at SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design

The day got hot by early afternoon and this fountain was filled with kids, big and small, enjoying the cooling waters

Ironwork
Johnny Mercer (think Moon River)
Who was Johnny Mercer?
house and tree

Former synagogue-Now a student center for SCAD
Paddlewheel boat sculpture on River Street

Looking down River St

Shopping in the underpass on River St


Tour boat moving along the Savannah River



Trees everywhere, in the squares
along the streets
in front of stores

Taking a break


A lacy parasol for sale


Windowboxes
WWII Memorial A World Apart


The Colonial Cemetery had the graves of a number of famous people.  This commemorated the lives lost during the Great Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820

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2 comments:

  1. This is great, Lisa. I love the way you capture the interesting details of the place with your wonderful photos.

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    1. Thanks Joanna. As you know this is an infinitesimal percentage of the photos I take so that is the hard part. I loved Savannah and wished we could have spent at least a week there is so much to see.

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