14 June 2008

Saturday... in the park...

Ok, this is Forsyth park, one of Savannah's best known landmarks, and above is the famous fountain, seen in several movies including, again, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The fountain was designed to look like the fountains in Paris, and installed in 1858. For more on the fountain, you can go to the city's park site here. The park is 20 acres, originally created by William Hodgson, who donated a portion of the land, feeling that the city needed a large park. The remaining land was added in 1851. The park is named for John Forsyth, a Georgia governor.

Lafayett Mclaws: Major General Confederate States Army, born Augusta, GA January 15, 1821, Died Savannah, GA July 24, 1897
Civil War monument

Francis S. Bartow: Colonel 8th Regt Georgia Volunteers, Confederate States Army, Born Savannah, GA September 6th 1816, Fell at Manassas July 21st 1861
Spanish American War monument

This odd structure is actually a WW1 fort that is being converted to a visitor center. Or at least it's supposed to be. It has drawn something of a controversy because of becoming another project the city says it will do, but sits for years before something happens.

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