Travel Photography Photos tagged as savannah
US 17 suspension bridge near Savannah
Savannah originally had 24 town squares, only 21 remain. Many have statues or monuments
Mom wanted to figure out how to make 'roses' from palmetto leaves, so purchased a small bunch from this fellow
The trolley drove down this street several times, very rough ride
Most of these buildings were originally cotton wharehouses, not shops
We didn't take one of these, but could see them from River Street.
They serve a lunch buffet, which we decided to try. I liked it, Mom didn't care for the food as much.
This was believed to be a frequent haunt for mariners, not always of the law abiding sort. The small building in the center (behind the tree) is believed to be the oldest structure surviving in Georgia.
The bell and cupola were on top of the original cotton exchange . The bell is dated 1802 and was imported from Amsterdam. It is believed to be the oldest in Georgia.
We decided to take a guided tour of Savannah since our time was limited and we wanted to learn as much as we could in the time available
Several prominant actors have contributed to the restoration of this theater.
This was featured in the movie, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" and is where Kevin Spacey stayed during filming.
This looks very much like a Parisian fountain, popular in the 1800's. The fountain was ordered from Page 5 of a New York mail order catelog however.
This building was constructed between 1855 and 1859 by slaves after their days work on the plantation was done
The narrow field across the street was used for dueling, it is conveniently located next to the cemetary.
This is the Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge we took over the Savannah River on Hwy 17 to get to the historic downtown area. It was completed in 1990, the bridge span is 1,100 feet and rises to 185 feet above the river surface.
This was built in 1820 in the Federal Style of architecture. It was scheduled to be demolished in 1955, which was the spark for founding of the historic district and historic preservation in Savannah.
This is a statue of Florence Martus (1887-1943), who fell in love with a sailor and promised to wave at every ship until he returned. She waved for 40 years, from 1887 to 1931, but he never returned.