Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Forsyth Park


During our travels I was fortunate to spend some time in Savannah, Georgia.  Long known for its beauty, southern charm, and haints, it is also home to Forsyth Park.  



The park is actually composed of 30 acres in the historic district with tennis courts, basketball courts, children's play areas and it even has a fragrant garden for the blind.  



Though the park itself is quite beautiful, and very well maintained, the fountain was what I really wanted to see.  



Added to the park in 1858, it retains all its original splendor.  




While I was admiring the beauty of the fountain an elderly gentleman starting calling after my son.  Except, he was calling him, "Augustus".  



The gentleman insisted that the young man of the house looked just like Augustus.  He held our attention for quite a few moments with recommendations on everything in the city. 

Quite the character, he was. 








32 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful park to visit! What a lovely fountain, beautiful images. Enjoy your day!

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  2. How beautiful Michele, love the scenery. Interesting man you met, character indeed.Blessings Francine.

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  3. Savannah is on my 'to see' list for sure.

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    1. It is certainly a walking city. We logged a few miles making our way around the squares. Worth the walk.

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  4. I love going to Savannah too...it is a beautiful place to visit with so much to see. The fountain is so pretty. Have a nice Tuesday.

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  5. Aren't places like that just amazing? I heard Charleston is another jewel.

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  6. I have been in Savannah in 1979, but barely remember this beautiful park. Your son got an interesting alias...

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  7. what a beautiful place! lots of 'wow' factor. i hope the gent enjoyed meeting you.

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    1. Teresa, he was a bit unusual, but very mannerly. He did add an interesting spark to our day.

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  8. A gorgeous fountain and a lovely fence shot

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    1. It is very beautiful and so historic. You need to visit!

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  10. Wow.. that's an amazing fountain! And I love meeting characters. I may even be one. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  11. I had to look up 'haints'! haha....We say 'haunts' up here in the north. lol...

    Gorgeous fountain!

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  12. That's a beautiful fountain!

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  13. Gorgeous! I'm sort of expecting a beautiful woman wearing a Gone with the Wind gown to walk into the picture!

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  14. I love fountains and so rarely get to see them. This one is pretty.

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  15. Well, I can see why you wanted to see the fountain! ;)

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  16. Love the History and the fountain!
    jemma

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  17. Oh, yes! I love Savannah and I know that fountain well. I usually stop in Savannah on my way between Naples and Hartford. Didn't do it this spring because my rotation to the north was so late. I'll do it again in October.

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  18. The fountain is beautiful! Really enjoyed your photos! They really took time to do a nice job on projects like this back in the day!

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  19. We've been there! We love Savannah too. Our all-time favorite place to visit is Charleston & Isle of Palms, SC ... & Savannah is not too far away, so we sometimes make a day trip there. Our first visit years ago, we stood in a forever long line to eat at Lady & Sons {Paula Deen's restaurant}. We love the shopping on River Street & those pralines ... oh my.

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  20. A lovely fountain indeed! I love the idea of a fragrant garden for the blind - although I'm sure everyone would benefit from that!

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  21. That is a beautiful fountain...nice fence around it, too. Sounds like a wonderful character to meet!

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  22. Those are beautiful fountains. What gorgeous white stone! xoxo Su

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  23. Oh my those fountains are just wonderful.

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  24. reminds me of the park in the movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"

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  25. pretty fountain, great fence here too.

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