Friday, July 25, 2008

Savannah, Georgia

The Cotton Exchange, established in Savannah in 1872. King Cotton's Palace was designed to stand out from its neighboring buildings as a symbol of cotton's importance to the city's economy.

Spanish moss hanging from branches, a Southern thang - just look, don't touch unless you want some good ol' Southern chiggers!

The United States Custom House in Savannah was built in 1852. The granite columns weigh between 15 and 20 tons each, it took 30 days to transport each column up the 38 foot bluff from the river, each column was lifted off the ship with a block and tackle system and inched up the bluff on rollers.

Completed in November 1990, the new Talmadge Memorial cable-stayed bridge replaced the old Talmadge cantilever truss bridge (built in 1953), which had become a danger for large ships entering the Port of Savannah, the largest single terminal container port on the U.S. eastern seaboard.

Cobblestone street down to the river.

On our recent jaunt through South Georgia, we stopped for just an hour or so in Savannah. A very historic city with lots to see, we would like to go back some time to stay longer and see more of the area.


colleen said...

Very regal looking. I think cobblestones should make a come-back.

June said...

Savannah is such a graceful city. I love going there.

dot said...

I love Savannah but the Paula Deen restaurant was a big disappointment.