Doug Beezley Photography | Historic Savannah - Spring 2021

I've been to Savannah eight or nine times for a variety of reasons: photography workshops, personal visit, anniversary trip and now friend(s) reunion.

The reunion trip originated as a photo journey with four friends from Michigan ("The Fab Four") and extended to two other friends (Illinois and Georgia). So there I was - one guy and six of his famtastoc lady friends. Talk about winning the lottery!

The Michigan contingent arrived in the Savannah area a couple of days early and rented a house on Tybee Island to enjoy some good spring beach time until I arrived with the other two. Once we all gathered at the same hotel on Bay Street in Savannah, we began our exploration of historic Savannah including Forsyth Park, River Street, the Squares in the Historic District, Bonaventure and Colonial Cemeteries and Fort Pulaski. We explored some interesting restaurants, too (peanut butter and jelly chicken wings - they were outstanding).
Forsyth Park & Fountain

Forsyth Park & Fountain

Forsyth Park is a large 30 acre park located in the "historic district" of Savannah. It was originally created in the 1840's and is named after Georgia Governor John Forsyth.

Forsyth Fountain is the centerpiece of the park and is likely the most photographed fountain in Savannah if not the entire southeast. The fountain was installed in 1858 and every St. Patrick's Day its waters are turned green in honor of the strong Irish heritage in Savannah. A side note - Savannah's St. Patrick's Day Parade is the second largest in the nation and is surpassed in terms of size only by the one in New York City - upwards of a quarter of a million visitors crowd into Savannah for the festivities.

Forsyth Fountain also has solid cinematic credits having appeared in "The Longest Yard", "Cape Fear", "Forest Gump", "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" and this website.

Forsyth Park
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