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The Georgia Guardian:
Photos of Savannah, gallery 1

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The Waving Girl statute on River Street. It memorializes Florence Martus, who waved a greeting to ships moving in and out of Savannah Harbor for 44 years.

 

The Forsyth Park fountain serves as centerpiece for downtown Savannah's largest park.

 

The gold-plated dome of Savannah City Hall. It's belltower clock was recently restored, and its bells once again mark the time for much of the Historic District.

 

The numerous shops and restaurants along cobblestoned River Street are a popular stop for visitors. Most are renovated warehouses that date back to the early 1800s.

 

The Old City Exchange Bell is believed to be the oldest bell in Georgia, dating back to 1802. The bell used to signal the closing times of shops and warn of fires. It rang in celebration of American victories during the War of 1812. The tower was a favorite gathering place for those anxious about the arrival of vessels. The replica of the tower was erected in 1957.

 

River street overflows with tens of thousands of visitors during Savannah's annual St. Patrick's Day celebration. The festival, said to be the second largest in the United States, offers crafts, vendors, food, parties and, of course, a parade.

 

The historic Freemason's Hall on Bay Street. It once housed the Cotton Exchange, and was a commercial hub in the 1800s.

 

Detail of the Lion Fountain in front of Freemason's Hall.

Also check out Savannah photo gallery 2


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