Junie's Place: Old Savannah -Emmet Park and River St.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Old Savannah -Emmet Park and River St.






After our opening of presents, and armed with our newly acquired map, we were soon on our way! We had no trouble getting to the old historic area of the city!

We walked through Emmet Park. Emmet Park has several monuments, one of which is a Vietnam Veterans monument . (shown here)

The park is beautiful with giant trees adorned with the Spanish Moss !

Here we are in the park.



Emmet Park is next to River St., which of course is directly next to The Savannah River! This is a long stretch of shops and restaurants on one side and the river and small park areas on the other. To get down to River St. from the park one must descend steep stairs. (at several locations) This wall that separates the main part of Savannah from the river front is made of old brick- and river rocks, in some parts of the wall! Beautiful to see! And fascinating to touch it and think of how very old it is!
( Lol- we were very careful going down those steps!)



The street is of cobble stones and old brick, here by the river.



This is a restaurant where we had dined on our previous visit here several years ago. I hoped we could eat there but we couldn't get in without reservations! ( The tourist flow has increased dramatically since our first visit!)








Note:
The Boar's Head Grill and Tavern is a restored
18th century cotton warehouse.

Restaurant
Est. 1959

Here is a shot of the Savannah River Bridge and some boats ! : ) We would be back to catch the sunset behind the bridge a little later!









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Next post:
Sunset and dinner.


Love ,
Junie


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6 Comments:

At 11:36 AM , Blogger PEA said...

You're really making me want to go visit Savannah for myself!! It just all looks so beautiful and I love anything with history behind it, like that stone and brick wall. Makes you wonder you touched them way back when and who walked down those steps!! Can't wait to hear about the sunset now:-) xox

 
At 5:44 PM , Blogger Carolyn said...

Your trip sounds wonderful so far! That old red brick looks like the brick on my house. Don't you love historical cities? And that ring in your post below... just beautiful! Happy anniversary, kids!! ;)

 
At 6:00 PM , Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

Carolyn,

YES!! I LOVE cities like this! Love the old brick! And all the old buildings!

Thanks for yer good wishes for us! :)

And I DO like my new ring!!

Junie

 
At 6:00 PM , Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

Hi Pea,

Happy you're enjoying our Savannah trip!...more to come!


Junie

 
At 6:44 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, what fun.
Looks like you had a great time!

I'm not much of a traveler myself, but the Memorial looks like it wants visitors.

MrsDoF
(blogger hasn't liked me for a couple weeks)

 
At 12:45 PM , Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

Hi Diane,

Yes, it was a great trip for us. Savannah is a great city to visit!

Junie

 

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