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Entering Forsyth Park

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 4 February 2020 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

In the 1840's, William Brown Hodgson (1801-1871) conceived the idea of setting aside ten acres of wooded land at this site for development of Savannah's first recreational park. It was named for former Georgia Governor John Forsyth (1780-1841). William Bischoff created the original landscape design. In the early 1850's improvements to the park included the removal of some pines for walkways and ornamental plantings, benches, and iron fencing around the perimeter. In 1854, the fountain and radiating walks were added to the north end of the Park. The fountain was modeled after the fountains found in Place de la Concorde in Cuzco, Peru. Originally created as a military parade ground, the twenty-one-acre Park Extension was added in 1867. The dummy forts were built circa 1909 and used for training during World War I.

More photos of Forsyth Park will be ahead.

Photo captured October 8, 2019.

NIKON D7000 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 320 42 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Gorgeous park and fountain

4 Feb 2020 5:11am

By Marie from Entre By Marie et Montagnes, France

This park is beautiful and so are the trees. It must be nice to walk under their shadows.

4 Feb 2020 5:23am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Beautiful park alley.

4 Feb 2020 5:47am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle allée quelle perspective et ce personne ces arbres fantastique
Belle journée

4 Feb 2020 6:26am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Une allée verdoyante vivement les beaux jours
Bonne journée

4 Feb 2020 7:18am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Beautiful garden.

4 Feb 2020 7:27am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Joli parc

4 Feb 2020 7:39am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Superbe endroit et la photo est jolie entre ombre et lumière.
Bonne journée Steven

4 Feb 2020 8:49am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien cette perspective

4 Feb 2020 9:27am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Very inviting . . love that canopy of the trees.

4 Feb 2020 10:05am

Alun from Cheshire, United Kingdom

Very nice shot, I’m loving the shadows

4 Feb 2020 10:14am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

what a beautiful avenue. Lovely capture

4 Feb 2020 10:23am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Beautiful alley and perspective ! Nice play of light and shadows !

4 Feb 2020 10:46am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

My gaze was successfully guided from the shadow of the trees to the fountain beyond.

4 Feb 2020 11:19am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Looks like a beautiful park

4 Feb 2020 12:43pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful sunny perspectiv to enter this park .

4 Feb 2020 1:01pm

JPA from Paris, France

sympa ce parc!! amts

4 Feb 2020 3:01pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautiful dappled light and impressive point of view

4 Feb 2020 3:06pm

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence d'Albigeois, France

Très belle perspective. Un lieu où la lumière joue avec les arbres: magnifique!

4 Feb 2020 3:39pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

wow, so beautiful and the weather looks gorgeous

4 Feb 2020 3:53pm

Rose from United States

This is so appealing...makes me want to be there.

4 Feb 2020 4:05pm

Remus from Portugal

A very pleasant place.
The projection of the shadows on the floor is excellent.
Great framing and composition!

4 Feb 2020 4:43pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A great looking park with a fabulous history.

4 Feb 2020 5:30pm

willy from Belgium

une très belle perspective dans ce joli cliché Steven


4 Feb 2020 7:15pm

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

A beautiful park with a history.
The fountain in the background is beautiful. Seems like a nice place to walk.

4 Feb 2020 8:01pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

This sums up everything good about Savannah. Lovely.

4 Feb 2020 8:24pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Magnifique promenade ! Belle perspective sur la fontaine !

4 Feb 2020 9:21pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame, perspective, colors, lights & shadows!
Lovely park.

4 Feb 2020 9:49pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

The dappled light and shadows are magical.
But I like the Spanish moss too.

4 Feb 2020 10:50pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

a pretty park with what looks like a fine fountain

5 Feb 2020 1:45am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is a gorgeous park. Beautifully photographed with the fountain in the distance. I love the wide walkway and all of the benches. I would love to visit there.

5 Feb 2020 2:34am

Sudipto Sarkar from Hyderabad, India

A perfect capture of this boulevard, Steven... The trees make for a nice frame. :)

5 Feb 2020 5:46am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wow. So beautiful. Wonderful view of this gorgeous park. Excellent presentation. :)

7 Feb 2020 6:13pm

omar from Hamburg, Germany

I love this kind of trees, great scenery.

8 Feb 2020 10:19am

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Très bel endroit ou tout est calme et verdure.

10 Feb 2020 7:35am