Savannah River viewed from the balcony of our hotel room
Savannah River viewed from the balcony of our hotel room
1996 Olympic Yachting Cauldron along the river walk in Savannah.
1996 Olympic Yachting Cauldron along the river walk in Savannah.
Savannah river walk
Savannah river walk
Small cruise boat on the Savannah River
Small cruise boat on the Savannah River
Stonework in Morrell Park
Stonework in Morrell Park
Crepe Myrtle tree iagainst stone wall in Morrell Park
Crepe Myrtle tree iagainst stone wall in Morrell Park
Seashells in concrete sidewalk - River St
Seashells in concrete sidewalk - River St
Horse drawn carriage
Horse drawn carriage
Six Pence Pub, where Grace (Julia Roberts) sees her husband Eddie (Dennis Quaid) out with another woman and confronts him - in the middle of the street, in her nightgown in the 1995 movie "Something to Talk About." Next to the pub is an English telephone booth. Locals told us that people still use this booth to make phone calls every day - they step inside the booth with their cell phone and make a call.
Six Pence Pub, where Grace (Julia Roberts) sees her husband Eddie (Dennis Quaid) out with another woman and confronts him - in the middle of the street, in her nightgown in the 1995 movie "Something to Talk About." Next to the pub is an English telephone booth. Locals told us that people still use this booth to make phone calls every day - they step inside the booth with their cell phone and make a call.
James Oglethorpe statue - Chippewa Square
James Oglethorpe statue - Chippewa Square
James Oglethorpe statue - Chippewa Square
James Oglethorpe statue - Chippewa Square
James Oglethorpe statue - Chippewa Square
James Oglethorpe statue - Chippewa Square
Independent Presbyterian Church - Forrest Gump feather steeple
Independent Presbyterian Church - Forrest Gump feather steeple
Independent Presbyterian Church - Forrest Gump feather steeple
Independent Presbyterian Church - Forrest Gump feather steeple
Forsyth Park fountain
Forsyth Park fountain
Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist Construction began in 1859 It was the first building in Georgia constructed of brick. It features 81 stained glass windows, 16 gargoyles, is 214 feet tall with a roof height of 96 feet, took over 90,000 copper nails and 45,000 slates to construct.
Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist Construction began in 1859 It was the first building in Georgia constructed of brick. It features 81 stained glass windows, 16 gargoyles, is 214 feet tall with a roof height of 96 feet, took over 90,000 copper nails and 45,000 slates to construct.
Interior of the Cathedral of St. John
Interior of the Cathedral of St. John
Interior of the Cathedral of St. John
Interior of the Cathedral of St. John
St. John's Cathedral
St. John's Cathedral
St. John's Cathedral
St. John's Cathedral
St. John's Cathedral
St. John's Cathedral
Savannah, Georgia is a major shipping port. Cargo vessels such as this regularly move along the Savannah River headed for the Atlantic Ocean.I took this shot from the balcony of my hotel room. Note the comparison with the eight story building (Marriott Hotel) on the right.
Savannah, Georgia is a major shipping port. Cargo vessels such as this regularly move along the Savannah River headed for the Atlantic Ocean.I took this shot from the balcony of my hotel room. Note the comparison with the eight story building (Marriott Hotel) on the right.
One of the many tugboats that assist cargo ships on the Savannah River
One of the many tugboats that assist cargo ships on the Savannah River
Florence Martus, also known as "the Waving Girl", took it upon herself to be the unofficial greeter of all ships that entered and left the Port of Savannah, Georgia, between 1887 and 1931. A few years after she began waving at passing sailors, she moved in with her brother, a light keeper, at his small white cottage about five miles up the river from Fort Pulaski. From her rustic home on Elba Island, a tiny piece of land in the Savannah River near the Atlantic Ocean, Martus would wave a handkerchief by day and a lantern by night. According to legend, not a ship was missed in her forty-four years on watch.
Florence Martus, also known as "the Waving Girl", took it upon herself to be the unofficial greeter of all ships that entered and left the Port of Savannah, Georgia, between 1887 and 1931. A few years after she began waving at passing sailors, she moved in with her brother, a light keeper, at his small white cottage about five miles up the river from Fort Pulaski. From her rustic home on Elba Island, a tiny piece of land in the Savannah River near the Atlantic Ocean, Martus would wave a handkerchief by day and a lantern by night. According to legend, not a ship was missed in her forty-four years on watch.
East end of historic River Street
East end of historic River Street
Historic River Street
Historic River Street
Savannah Bridge and the cargo ship loading area
Savannah Bridge and the cargo ship loading area
Historic access between low street (River) and high street (Bay). Cobblestone ramps to the left and right provide access for vehicles while steps straigh ahead are for pedestrians
Historic access between low street (River) and high street (Bay). Cobblestone ramps to the left and right provide access for vehicles while steps straigh ahead are for pedestrians
The Anchor Monument,  built in 1976 along Savannah's riverfront, is dedicated to all merchant seaman lost at sea.
The Anchor Monument, built in 1976 along Savannah's riverfront, is dedicated to all merchant seaman lost at sea.
Restaurants and shops along historic River Street in Savannah
Restaurants and shops along historic River Street in Savannah
Georgia Queen sternwheeler river boat at anchor along the Savannah riverfront with the Savannah Bridge in the background
Georgia Queen sternwheeler river boat at anchor along the Savannah riverfront with the Savannah Bridge in the background
The sternwheeler Georgia Queen at anchor on the Savannah riverfront
The sternwheeler Georgia Queen at anchor on the Savannah riverfront
Historic River Street
Historic River Street
World War II memorial on the Savannah riverfront
World War II memorial on the Savannah riverfront
Historic brick and stone stairways such as this are all along the Savannah riverfront, providing foot access from the 'low' street (River Street) to the 'high' street (Bay Street).Signs warn users be exercise caution since the steps do not follow current practices of step height or depth. In fact, step height may vary from step to step on an individual stairway, making navigating them a challenge.
Historic brick and stone stairways such as this are all along the Savannah riverfront, providing foot access from the 'low' street (River Street) to the 'high' street (Bay Street).Signs warn users be exercise caution since the steps do not follow current practices of step height or depth. In fact, step height may vary from step to step on an individual stairway, making navigating them a challenge.
The Oglethorpe Bench commemorates the spot at which Georgia founder James Oglethorpe pitched his tent on his first night in the new settlement of Savannah.
The Oglethorpe Bench commemorates the spot at which Georgia founder James Oglethorpe pitched his tent on his first night in the new settlement of Savannah.
Savannah City Hall (1905), the first  building built solely to serve as the seat of government for the city. The location for the city hall was formerly home to the City Exchange, which had been built in 1799 and was demolished in 1904, which had served as city hall as well a post office, customs house and newspaper office.In 1987, the original copper dome was covered in gold leaf.
Savannah City Hall (1905), the first building built solely to serve as the seat of government for the city. The location for the city hall was formerly home to the City Exchange, which had been built in 1799 and was demolished in 1904, which had served as city hall as well a post office, customs house and newspaper office.In 1987, the original copper dome was covered in gold leaf.
Nathaniel Greene Monument in Johnson Square. Green, originally from Rhode Island, died at Mulberry Grove Plantation near Savannah on June 19, 1786. The plantation had been granted to him by the State of Georgia in honor of his service during the Revolutionary War.The white marble obelisk was designed by William Strickland and was completed in 1830. The cornerstone was laid on March 21, 1825 by Greene's old friend, the Marquis de Lafayette.
Nathaniel Greene Monument in Johnson Square. Green, originally from Rhode Island, died at Mulberry Grove Plantation near Savannah on June 19, 1786. The plantation had been granted to him by the State of Georgia in honor of his service during the Revolutionary War.The white marble obelisk was designed by William Strickland and was completed in 1830. The cornerstone was laid on March 21, 1825 by Greene's old friend, the Marquis de Lafayette.
Former City Exchange through trellis
Former City Exchange through trellis
Savannah Cotton Exchange building on Bay St
Savannah Cotton Exchange building on Bay St
Spanish moss grows on everything in Savannah
Spanish moss grows on everything in Savannah
John Wesley, the founder of Methodism as well as the founder of the First Christ Church, the oldest church in Savannah.
John Wesley, the founder of Methodism as well as the founder of the First Christ Church, the oldest church in Savannah.
The 1921 Lucas Theater. At the time of its construction, the theater could hold about 1,700 people, and some called it the "Jewel of Savannah". The building's interior featured a large dome and floors made of marble. In 1927, the theater became the first building in Savannah to have air conditioning. The theater now features productions of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).
The 1921 Lucas Theater. At the time of its construction, the theater could hold about 1,700 people, and some called it the "Jewel of Savannah". The building's interior featured a large dome and floors made of marble. In 1927, the theater became the first building in Savannah to have air conditioning. The theater now features productions of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).
The 1921 Lucas Theater. At the time of its construction, the theater could hold about 1,700 people, and some called it the "Jewel of Savannah". The building's interior featured a large dome and floors made of marble. In 1927, the theater became the first building in Savannah to have air conditioning. The theater now features productions of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).
The 1921 Lucas Theater. At the time of its construction, the theater could hold about 1,700 people, and some called it the "Jewel of Savannah". The building's interior featured a large dome and floors made of marble. In 1927, the theater became the first building in Savannah to have air conditioning. The theater now features productions of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).
The First Christ Church, founded in 1733, is considered the Mother Church of Georgia.This church is referenced in the regimental history of the 86th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, my great-grandfather's unit. As part of General Sherman's army on the 'March to the Sea', my great-grandfather's unit camped near this church.The regimental history makes reference to how old the church was, even in 1864.
The First Christ Church, founded in 1733, is considered the Mother Church of Georgia.This church is referenced in the regimental history of the 86th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, my great-grandfather's unit. As part of General Sherman's army on the 'March to the Sea', my great-grandfather's unit camped near this church.The regimental history makes reference to how old the church was, even in 1864.
Old Harbor Light
Old Harbor Light
Bay Street, Savannah's principal 'High Street' paralleling the Savannah River.
Bay Street, Savannah's principal 'High Street' paralleling the Savannah River.
Historic brickwork fence along Bay Street
Historic brickwork fence along Bay Street
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