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Savannah Day 2
April 2017
On our first morning in Savannah, we booked a walking tour of the Historic District with a local tour guide. We turned out to be her only customers for that morning so we wound up getting a personal tour. She was great. She grew up and lived in Savannah all her life and covered a ton of interesting sites. We managed to check a lot off of our to-do list. After lunch we decided to grab tickets for the Georgia Queen riverboat tour. Later we took a walk to Emmett Park and finished up the day walking along the riverfront as we would do most nights.

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SAVANNAH INDEX | DAY 3
02-002 Telfair Square 02-003 Telfair Museums 02-004 City Market
At our first of many squares, Telfair Square, to meet our tour guide
The Telfair Museums
Exploring City Market
02-006 Chasseurs-Volontaires de Saint-Domingue Monument 02-009 City Market 02-010 Johnny Mercer Statue
Chasseurs-Volontaires de Saint-Domingue Monument has the longest name of any monument I can think of. It honors a group of Haitian soldiers from the revolutionary war.
Exploring City Market
Johnny Mercer, one of Savannah's favorite sons reads a newspaper in City Market
02-012 City Hall 02-014 City Hall 02-016 Nathanael Greene Monument
Savannah City Hall
Savannah City Hall
The Nathanael Greene Monument honors one of the most gifted and dependable officers of the Revolutionary War.
02-017 Horses in Bunny Costumes 02-019 William Washington Gordon Monument 02-020 William Washington Gordon Monument
The carriage horses are all ready for Easter
William Washington Gordon Monument. He was a 19th century mayor of Savannah and founder of the Central Georgia Railway.
William Washington Gordon Monument. He was a 19th century mayor of Savannah and founder of the Central Georgia Railway.
02-021 Tomo-Chi-Chi Memorial 02-022 Independent Presbyterian Church 02-023 Independent Presbyterian Church
Tomo-Chi-Chi Memorial. He gave his land to James Oglethorpe to build the city of Savannah.
Independent Presbyterian Church. The first of MANY churches we'll see in Savannah.
Independent Presbyterian Church. The first of MANY churches we'll see in Savannah.
02-025 Chippewa Square 02-026 James Oglethorpe Memorial 02-027 James Oglethorpe Memorial
Chippewa Square is where Forrest Gump sat on his bench. The bench would have been in the center of this photo, but it was just a movie prop.
James Oglethorpe founded Georgia. He now stands in Chippewawa Square.
James Oglethorpe founded Georgia. He now stands in Chippewawa Square.
02-028 Madison Square 02-030 Horses with Bunny Ears 02-033 Sorrel-Weed House
Madison Square
The carriage horses are all ready for Easter
The Sorrel-Weed House
02-034 Green Meldrim House Entrance 02-035 Saint John's Episcopal Church Walkway 02-036 Gecko
Green Meldrim House with its iron entrance was the Civil War headquarters of General William Sherman
Walkway outside Saint John's Episcopal Church
This lizard ran up to us while we were outside Saint John's Episcopal Church
02-038 Green Meldrim House 02-039 William Jasper Memorial 02-040 William Jasper Memorial
Green Meldrim House with its iron entrance was the Civil War headquarters of General William Sherman
William Jasper Memorial, the Revolutionary War namesake of Jasper County.
William Jasper Memorial, the Revolutionary War namesake of Jasper County.
02-041 William Jasper Memorial 02-042 First Girl Scouts Headquarters 02-043 First Girl Scouts Headquarters Sign
William Jasper Memorial, the Revolutionary War namesake of Jasper County.
The first headquarters of the Girl Scouts
The first headquarters of the Girl Scouts
02-044 Andrew Lowe House Fountain 02-045 Andrew Lowe House 02-048 Andrew Lowe House Garden
Fountain in the yard of the Andrew Lowe House
The Andrew Lowe House was the home of the founder of the Girl Scouts
The Andrew Lowe House was the home of the founder of the Girl Scouts
02-049 Lafayette Square 02-052 Lafayette Square Fountain Frog 02-054 Lafayette Square
Lafayette Square
Little amphibian detail in the Lafayette Square fountain has
Lafayette Square and fountain
02-055 Hamilton-Turner Inn 02-056 Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist 02-057 Colonial Park Cemetery
Hamilton-Turner Inn
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist
Colonial Park Cemetery
02-058 Colonial Park Cemetery 02-059 Owens-Thomas House 02-061 SCAD
Colonial Park Cemetery
Owens-Thomas House, designed by WIlliam Jay, is one of the finest examples of English Regency architecture in America.
The Savannah School of Art & Design (SCAD) has their own movie theater.
02-062 Marshall House 02-063 Leopold's Ice Cream Sign 02-064 Leopold's Ice Cream
The Marshall House and one of many restaurants we ate at, Savannah Taphouse
Leopold's Ice Cream has long lines, but is like stepping back in time.
Leopold's Ice Cream has long lines, but is like stepping back in time.
02-065 Jukebox 02-066 Leopold's Ice Cream 02-067 View from Hotel Room
Leopold's Ice Cream has long lines, but is like stepping back in time.
Leopold's Ice Cream has long lines, but is like stepping back in time.
The view from our hotel room looking across the Savannah River to Hutchinson Island
02-068 Historic Steps 02-071 Riverfront 02-072 Crane and Hyatt
We climbed these historic steps down to River Street MANY times over the course of the week
The riverfront from aboard the Georgia Queen riverboat
The Hyatt, city hall and crane on a barge. A lot going on here.
02-073 Riverfront 02-074 World War II Memorial 02-075 Talmadge Memorial Bridge
The riverfront from aboard the Georgia Queen riverboat
Savannah's World War II Memorial
Passing under the Talmadge Memorial Bridge
02-076 Helicopter 02-077 Bahri Abha Cargo Ship 02-078 Laura K Morgan Tugboat
All sorts of things come off the ships that pull into the Port of Savannah
Roll-on, roll-off cargo ship Bahri Abha from Dammam, Saudi Arabia
The tugboat Laura K Morgan passes us. There are so many tugs on the Savannah River.
02-079 Bahri Abha Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 02-080 Savannah River 02-081 Port of Savannah
Roll-on, roll-off cargo ship Bahri Abha from Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Looking up the Savannah River
The busy Port of Savannah
02-082 Talmadge Memorial Bridge 02-083 Talmadge Memorial Bridge 02-084 Savannah River Queen
The Talmadge Memorial Bridge
Passing under the Talmadge Memorial Bridge
The Savannah River Queen is the smaller sister of the Georgia Queen that we're on.
02-085 Old Power Plant 02-086 Zim Ontario Container Ship 02-087 Zim Ontario Container Ship
The over 100 year old Riverside Power Plant is being converted into hotels and an entertainment district.
About as close as you're going to get to a moving container ship. This is the Zim Ontario from Hamburg.
About as close as you're going to get to a moving container ship. This is the Zim Ontario from Hamburg.
02-088 Zim Ontario Container Ship 02-089 Edward J Moran Tugboat 02-090 Edward J Moran Tugboat
About as close as you're going to get to a moving container ship. This is the Zim Ontario from Hamburg.
Another tugboat, the Edward J Moran passes us.
Another tugboat, the Edward J Moran passes us.
02-092 Orient Defender Bulk Carrier Ship 02-093 Crane Lifting Bulldozer 02-094 Hampton Roads Dredge
The Orient Defender, a bulk carrier ship
A bulldozer is lifted onto the Orient Defender
The dredge Hampton Roads, working in the Savannah River
02-095 Hampton Roads Dredge 02-096 Fort Jackson 02-097 Fort Jackson Cannon Demo
The dredge Hampton Roads, working in the Savannah River
Passing Fort Jackson. It looks like they're preparing to fire on us!
Passing Fort Jackson. It looks like they're preparing to fire on us!
02-098 Fort Jackson Cannon Demo 02-100 Fort Jackson Cannon Demo 02-101 Fort Jackson
Passing Fort Jackson. OMG, they're shooting cannons at us!
A salute from the Union soldier at Fort Jackson after his cannon demonstration.
Passing Fort Jackson
02-102 Cannon 02-104 Riverfront 02-106 Pralines
A cannon atop Fort Jackson
A last look at the riverfront from the Georgia Queen riverboat before we dock.
Pralines are actually a food group in Savannah.
02-107 Praline Makers 02-108 River Street 02-109 World War II Memorial
Fresh pralines. These are delicious!
Walking along River Street
Savannah's very unique World War II Memorial
02-110 World War II Memorial 02-111 World War II Memorial 02-112 Purple Heart Medal
Savannah's very unique World War II Memorial
Savannah's very unique World War II Memorial
Savannah's very unique World War II Memorial
02-115 World War II Memorial 02-117 Maritime Memorial 02-119 River Street Buildings
Savannah's very unique World War II Memorial
The Maritime Memorial
The historic buildings along River Street are beautiful
02-120 Alley & Historic Steps 02-122 Georgia Queen 02-123 Georgia Queen
If you want to get off River Street, you must climb historic stairs.
The Georgia Queen riverboat
The Georgia Queen riverboat
02-124 USCGC Chinook 02-126 Waving Girl Statue 02-127 Olympic Torch Statue
The US Coast Guard Cutter Chinook is a coastal patrol vessel
The famous Waving Girl statue
Statue commemorating the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics
02-129 Old Harbor Light 02-130 Old Harbor Light 02-131 Chatham Artillery Monument
The Old Harbor Light in Emmett Park
The Old Harbor Light in Emmett Park
Chatham Artillery Monument in Emmett Park, honors the unit that has been around since the Revolutionary War and is still in existence.
02-132 Pedestrian Bridge 02-133 Cotton Exchange 02-135 Visitor Center
Crossing over to Factor's Walk
The historic Cotton Exchange stands as a testament to the importance of cotton in Savannah's history.
Savannah's visitor center has quite a facade.
02-136 Customs House 02-137 Washington Guns 02-138 Cotton Exchange
The US Customs House
The Washington Guns were captured from the British in the Battle of Yorktown. George Washington gave them to the Chatham Artillery.
The historic Cotton Exchange stands as a testament to the importance of cotton in Savannah's history.
02-140 Old City Exchange Bell 02-141 Old City Exchange Bell 02-142 Georgia Queen
The Old City Exchange Bell is the oldest bell in the state
The Old City Exchange Bell is the oldest bell in the state
The Georgia Queen cruises by as the sun begins to set
02-143 Crane and Sunset 02-144 Talmadge Memorial Bridge 02-145 Talmadge Memorial Bridge
I call this one crane at sunset.
The sun sets behind the Talmadge Memorial Bridge
The sun sets behind the Talmadge Memorial Bridge
02-146 Maersk Kennsington Cargo Ship 02-147 Barricuda Bob's Shrimp & Grits 02-148 Falling Taffy Sign
The huge container ships don't stop at night. This is the Maersk Kennsington.
The first and best shrimp and grits we had was at Barricuda Bob's on River Street
Watch for falling taffy. Always good advice.
02-149 Historic Steps Sign 02-151 Michael and Lamp
Caution, beware of history. We actuall climbed these dozens of times.
Our hotel room was built for someone shorter than me.
SAVANNAH INDEX | DAY 3

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