“We tread over the past as if it were merely yesterday.”
Savannah, a coastal Georgia city, is separated from South Carolina by the Savannah River. It’s known for its manicured parks, horse-drawn carriages and ornate antebellum architecture. Its cobblestoned historic district is filled with squares and parks like Forsyth Park, shaded by magnolia blossoms and oak trees covered with Spanish moss.
The fountain at the north end of Forsyth Park is made of cast iron, was ordered from a Sears-Roebuck catalog and added to the park in 1858. It is reminiscent of fountains found in Paris and Peru. Parisian urban planning was centered on the development of residential neighborhoods radiating out from a central green space. The Parisian model of developing a large city park was emulated by Savannah. (wikipedia)
Savannah’s historic district has 22 squares in addition to Forsyth Park. The squares vary in size and character, and three squares were destroyed in the course of urban development during the 1950s.
The Independent Presbyterian Church was seen in the movie Forrest Gump, when a white feather floats across the tall steeple.
Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts.
Mercer-Williams House stands at the southwest end of Monterey Square and is the main location in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
Classic historic home of downtown Savannah.
The Cotton Exchange Building.
Famous Leopold’s Ice Cream and Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Tybee Island Lighthouse
Savannah Ghosts Paranormal Investigation with Patrick Burns from Haunting Evidence