Thursday, April 16, 2015

Savannah's Buildings Close-Up

This will be another day in which I will posts photographs with little description as the pictures are the best descriptions.  These were taken on Monday which was the first full day of our tour.  We had an informative meeting in the morning and then a leisurely stroll, lunch, and a continuation of our walk through the picturesque area of Savannah.

First however, during a break in the morning's meeting which was held on the 15th floor of the hotel, we were mesmerized by the sight of a HUGE container ship making its way up the Savannah River.  Remember, we were very high up and quite a distance from the river (also, the picture were taken with my phone through a glass window).  What you can see are the containers on the deck of the ship and the white structure which houses - well, the bridge, probably the crew quarters, mess, etc.

Here is one picture that might help you realize the sheer enormity of this ship.  Again you can see the containers on the deck and the white "tower" structure.  Behind it is a large building on the other side of the river (it's almost on the river front); notice the size of the windows in that building and how many floors you can see (the ground floor of this building is not visible).  Because this ship is on the river whose surface is lower than the first floor, that gives you another reference as to how big the ship is.  Then check the buildings and cars that are on this side of the river.  Whew!

Now from here on, you will be seeing primarily fountains, ornamental ironwork, bas reliefs, interior designs, and the like.  It was not a pretty day, and I took only my phone as a camera due to the drizzle.  Later in the week my photographs focused on other things.  Remember that I use these pictures as inspiration, and see if you can figure out why I took certain pictures.  Admittedly, some merely tickle my fancy!

Don't you love the reflection in the window?

How can you pass up a restaurant that features books as very large part of their decor?

The stained glass and chandelier was over our lunch table.

The wall across from my seat.

This is actually one of Savannah College of Art and Design's major buildings, and I show it here for ME (even though I took it because of the ironwork and architectural beauty).  The restaurant in which we ate our very tasty lunch was just across the street.

A cotton exchange - cotton was King, remember.

Here's a break from all the architectural details I've shown you today.  I did take a few pictures of this type that day, too.  It's just so exactly what I have in my mind's eye when I think of Savannah.

1 comment:

  1. Took talented people to make all that iron work. It's really quite stunning! And that ship is H U G E !!!!