24-27 April 2013
It took us a couple of days to get to Savannah from Cumberland Island. Both nights we anchored out with other Loopers.
|Sunset (are you tired of all the sunset and sunrise pictures yet?|
I can't help it, they are just so beautiful and Gary says one can never
have too many sunrise and sunset pictures)
|Oh and the moon pictures, are you tired of them yet?? Right now the moon |
full and we have 10foot tides.
To avoid the side trip up Savannah River we stayed at Isle of Hope on the ICW. We anchored out and MV Tango stayed in the marina. We went shopping and stocked up at Sam’s Club who had a free day membership. Boy the little Honda Civic courtesy car from the marina was filled chock o block!!
To get to Savannah we shared a taxi which I swear was driven by Mr. Magoo’s look-alike.
We decided to take the trolley tour of the city. I really like Savannah, I like the houses, the wrought iron the many, many parks and the laid back feeling of the town. It is beautiful. It is Southern.We took so many pictures and here are some of them to share with you….
| Pulaski Square|
One of the 24 squares that form the boundaries of the historic district of Savannah
|Wright Square and this large granite boulder with a decorative copper plate|
marks the burial place of Tomochichi, the chief of the Yamacraws tribe.
|Chippewa Square |
They filmed much of Forrest Gump at the square.
The statue is of James Oglethorpe who founded Savannah.
|Mercer-Williams house, famous for the killings re|
"Midnight in the Garden of Evil" Movie and book
|Historical District, Savannah Georgia|
|The dome of the city hall, Savannah|
|Big Duke Alarm Bell|
Dedicated as a memorial to firefighters, this bell was originally used
to alert the people of Savannah to fires.
|A unique way of bringing attention to certain accents of a building is |
to use different coloured bricks, as seen here
|Heading down to River Street, the roads are paved with stones|
that were originally ship ballast
|East River Street|
|Having a cold one with MV Tango from Montreal|
Lise and Renaud
|Named so because of it's colour, which comes from the layer|
of stucco applied over red brick
Built in 1789 and is said to be haunted as are many places in
Savannah, apparently the most haunted city in the USA.
|She should have known better than to trust a sailor!!|
Cobblestoned street that lines the Savannah River
Cool store is called : life is great -Bob's your uncle and Fanny's your aunt!
|The steeple of the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist.|
|Dueling grounds right next to the cemetary|
|Colonial Park Cemetrary|
This famous statue can be seen in the Bonaventure cemetery,
this copy was just in someone's garden, so I snapped a picture.
|Madison Square - statue of Sgt William Jasper |
a hero of the Revolutionary War
|More wrought iron|
|This gate is said to be a replica of the gates at Buckingham Palace|
|Cool Sphinx outside a coffee shop|
|The owners of this house on the border of the historical district of Savannah ,|
caused a stir when they decided to paint heir home pink with purple trim.