It was the site of skirmishes during every war, and has survived invasions, hurricanes, and earthquakes. Like Charleston, there are many brick buildings held together with earthquake bolts. The architecture of the buildings is very similar, it's the same climate. But the layout of the city is unique and from a walker's point of view, fabulous.
|A square decked out for Christmas.|
Driving in the streets, each square is treated as a traffic circle, keeping traffic slow. Walkers can easily make it across the street into each square and then across on varying types of walkways, as each one is unique. Of course, this time of year, the squares are decorated for Christmas and it's kind of funny to see palm trees decked out in red bows and lights. But I suppose if that's how Christmas is done here, it seems perfectly normal to everyone.
|River Street is full of candy stores where|
they make pralines & fudge before your very nose!
The river constitutes a major shipping port. I was chatting with some "Occupiers" when an extremely loud horn blew from the river. Sliding slowly by, on the other side of three story buildings was the largest ship I've ever seen, albeit my experience is quite limited, that took a full ten minutes to pass by.
|A container ship passing on the river.|
A city that needs further exploration.....another southern trip seems to be in order, maybe in a year or two.
|The river street, seen from Bay|
Street. Note the Xs, those
are earthquake bolts holding the
|One of many duplexes that face the squares.|
|Middle aged "hotties" who entertained at the craft fair.|
|Typical residential street in the historic area.|
|Famous Savannah songwriter, Johnny Mercer|