Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Savannah, GA (part 3)

Jen and I traveled up and down the Savannah River.

From 2011-04-24

Many of the old buildings along the waterfront are constructed, at least partially, from British stone. This material was used as ballast in trading ships that left from such ports as Liverpool, as bearing some load improved the handling of these vessels. The ballast was ejected from the ships at Savannah and was recovered for construction and paving.

From 2011-04-24

This statue was erected in remembrance of a woman who lost her lover; he failed to return from a stint at sea and could not fulfill the promise his promise to marry this woman. She waved to ships for her entire life in the hope that her love would return. Many other sailors were heartened to see a woman greeting their ship as it sailed up the Savannah River, so they celebrated her brithday and arranged a pension to support her in her old age.

From 2011-04-24

The cemetery just south of the Historic District is very picturesque. Jen and I strolled around here in the afternoon. You know it's good because people are dying to get in.

From 2011-04-24

These horses work tirelessly in the heat; it was over 30 degrees Celsius every day and humid too. Delicious for us though! Though horse-drawn carriages are a bit tourist-y, I still enjoyed seeing the horses and listening to them 'clopping' around the parks in Savannah.

From 2011-04-24

Next, I will describe the trip that Jen and I made to Noble Jones' Wormsloe Plantation.


Aly said...

Pinko... you've changed man. Dad jokes, seriously. The cemetery does look nice though.

Alcifer said...

Hi Aly! I will have to work on my routine. After a six-week hiatus, I'm back blogging so keep visiting!