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Franklin Square

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 11 December 2019 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Located near City Market in Savannah, Georgia, Franklin Square was designed in 1790 in honor of Benjamin Franklin, who was an agent for Georgia in London. It was once known as “Water Tower Square,” because it was home to the city’s water supply in the mid to late 19th century. The square was restored in the late 20th century after the square’s dissection due to Federal Highway 17.

In the middle of the square is the Haitian Monument. The monument pays tribute to the Haitian soldiers who fought for American Independence during the Siege of Savannah in 1779. Sculpture James Mastin created this work, which demonstrates the “Les Chasseurs-Volontaires de Saint-Domingue,” or Freedom Fighters. The boy is 12-year-old Henri Christophe, who became the commander of the Haitian army and King of Haiti.

The red brick building in the background is home to Belford's, a great restaurant with the best crab cakes.

Photo captured October 6, 2019.

NIKON D7000 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 200 33 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ginnie Hart from Netherlands

Oh, yes, Savannah, Georgia! What a great city to visit, Steven!

11 Dec 2019 5:52am

By Marie from Entre By Marie et Montagnes, France

Thank you for this beautiful colorful photo, I really like the large sheets in the foreground and the colors of the whole. Thanks also for the note

11 Dec 2019 6:07am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Nice palce to spend time

11 Dec 2019 6:09am

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Superbe ce petit coin de verdure en pleine ville.
J'aime bien ton cadrage !

11 Dec 2019 8:00am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Merci pour l'histoire de ce square et cette photo très verte aux relents d'été.
Bonne journée Steven

11 Dec 2019 8:09am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Un dépaysement en centre ville

11 Dec 2019 8:15am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Friendly place.

11 Dec 2019 9:02am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Looks like a nice area to sit and relax Steven. Nice capture.

11 Dec 2019 9:33am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


11 Dec 2019 10:30am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

well documented and nicely framed with the trees

11 Dec 2019 10:34am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

What a fine place to be this old square

11 Dec 2019 12:35pm

willy from Belgium

belle prise de ce bien joli square avec une histoire Steven


11 Dec 2019 1:36pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Beautiful image... Thank you for the history..It sounds amazing..
Love the way you have captured this place

11 Dec 2019 2:32pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A great looking park complete with historical comment.

11 Dec 2019 2:49pm

JPA from Paris, France

un bel endroit reposant!! amts

11 Dec 2019 3:29pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A well structured image. Excellent urban work.

11 Dec 2019 3:40pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb composition and colors .

11 Dec 2019 3:42pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I am particularly interested in the monument to the Haitian soldiers. My husband heads a mission to Haiti, and what a sad history that country has. A superbly composed view.

11 Dec 2019 3:51pm

@Ruthiebear: You'll definitely see more about the monument. :-)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superbe jardin et verdure quelle image fantastique
Belle soirée

11 Dec 2019 5:22pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I love visiting the many squares in Savannah. Good shot.

11 Dec 2019 6:38pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

a beautiful city for sure

love those ground cover leaves

11 Dec 2019 7:24pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Un bel endroit paisible et ombragé !

11 Dec 2019 8:34pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

I have been to Benjamin Franklin House in London. :)
The plants in the foreground intrigue me.
Are they bergenia?

11 Dec 2019 9:21pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful place. Those crab cakes sound tempting.

11 Dec 2019 10:15pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A beautiful scene with so much history. I love those old trees. They are gorgeous. I have never been to Savannah but would love to go some day.

12 Dec 2019 12:00am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is quite a serene scene.

12 Dec 2019 12:42am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

I like the history lesson. Your photo of the park is nice but a slice of time shot, so I wonder what draws almost all the people away from you and into that exit toward the brick building.

12 Dec 2019 4:21am

Remus from Portugal

A square adorned with beautiful greens.
Great place to spend time.

12 Dec 2019 4:34pm

Elizabeth Buckalew from FLAGSTAFF, United States

Ahhh wonderful! I was there a year ago and loved that town!

13 Dec 2019 3:10am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Oh gee, I am quite intrigued by those bushes with the large round leaves. I haven't seen anything like them before. I am wondering if they have some type of root vegetable in their base.

16 Dec 2019 7:40am