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Here is our route from Charleston, SC to Savannah, GA.

In my opinion these are two of the most beautiful cities in the South, both dating back to the founding of the United States.

 


Road Construction

If there has been a theme of this trip it has to be road construction - everywhere we have been the roads are torn up and being repaired. Interesting in the rest of the country we see signs crediting the economic stimulus for the job creation and construction but South of the Mason/Dixon these signs are missing.


Entering Georgia

The southern border between South Carolina and Georgia is the Savannah River. Savannah is located along the Georgia side of the river.

 

 

 

Row of trees

We drove down Oglethorpe Avenue to a street lined with Spanish Moss laden trees.

Oglethorpe Ave. is named after James Oglethorpe, the founder of the colony of Georgia in 1733. Savannah was the colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first state capital.

 

 

Savannah Cotton Exchange

A griffin in front of the old Savannah Cotton Exchange. This is located in the River Street section of Savanna. It was once cotton warehouses which have been restored and converted to shops.

 

 



city Hall

The golden dome of Savannah's city hall through trees on the walkway.

 

 

 

 

 


Shops

Old cotton warehouses which have been converted into trendy shops.

 

 

 


river street

Next to the Savannah River.

 

 

 

 

 

 

River Queen

A tour boat on the Savannah River.

 

 

 

 

John Westley

A statue of John Westley in Reynolds Square. John Westley came Savannah at the request of the colonial governor, James Oglethorpe, to be the minister of the newly formed Savannah parish.

 

 

 

 

Cemetary

Colonial Park Cemetary

Colonial Park served as Savannah’s cemetery for more than a century and contains over nine thousand graves. Established in 1750, by 1789 it had been expanded three times to reach the current size of six acres.

 

 

 

Cemetary 1

Images from the cemetary

 

 

 

 

graves -2

The cemetary has been restored to a parklike setting.

 

 

 


Dixie - lunch

We stopped for bruch at J. Christophers, a southern chain specializing in breakfast and lunch. Well worth the stop.

 

 

 



Coffee

Mark with his ever present cup of coffee.Bike art

 

 

 

 

 

 

After bruch we stopped at a local art gallery. I just like the blue bike in front of the gallery.

 

 

 

 

 


Pulanski

A monument to General Pulaski, a polish revolutionary war hero who died of wounds suffered at the Battle of Savannah. We were at the monument on Oct. 9, the reputed date of his death. There was a large group of Polish tourists here at the same time.

 

 

temple

Across the square there was what I thought was a church. I walked over to take a photo and read the plaque - it is actually Mickva Israel, home to the third oldest Jewish Congregation in America

it was founded in July 1735. The current sanctuary was designed by New York architect Henry G. Harrison and built in 1876 in pure neo-Gothic style, reflecting the fashionable architecture of the Victorian era. It is the only Gothic-style architecture synagogue in America.

 

Star of David

Star of David

 

 

 

 

 



Historic district

Savannah has a beautiful historic district with cobblestone streets, manicured gardens, and oak-shaded parks drizzling with silvery Spanish Moss.

 

 

 

brick houses

A row of historic district brick houses.

 

 

 


More houses

More beautiful homes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spanish moss

To end. a close up of Spanish Moss.

 

 

 

 

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