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Chippewa Square

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 10 March 2020 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Chippewa Square is one of the most known squares in all of Savannah, right in the center of everything. Forrest Gump made Chippewa Square famous with its bench scenes, where Forrest waited for the bus. They actually used at least four fiberglass benches while filming these scenes on the square. One of which was donated to the city and moved into the Savannah History Museum.

But this square dates back long before Forrest visited. The Battle of Chippewa was an important skirmish in the War of 1812. This square took its name from this battle. The centerpiece for this beautiful square is a Statue of General James Oglethorpe, the founder of the colony of Georgia. Sculptor Daniel Chester French designed this nine-foot statue. New York architect Henry Bacon designed the pedestal and base of the monument. Bacon also collaborated with French to create the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.

Photo captured October 8, 2019.

NIKON D7000 1/45 second F/4.5 ISO 250 60 mm (35mm equiv.)

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By Marie from Entre By Marie et Montagnes, France

Beautiful statue and beautiful oaks too. I love this kind of park

10 Mar 2020 5:54am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Handsome statue and interesting history.

10 Mar 2020 6:21am

Martine Girard from Brest, France

Joli square avec ces statues.

10 Mar 2020 6:22am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Un lieu qui semble agréable

10 Mar 2020 6:44am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Interesting with all this old native Indian names.

10 Mar 2020 7:28am

yoshimiparis from France

Nice explanation of the name of this interesting monument to know when you do not live in the country.
The Forest bench where he stays alone .... like these two tourists who must be delighted to arrive first ... to pose in front of the monument

10 Mar 2020 8:03am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Jolie place, et ces grands chênes sont de toute beauté.
Bonne journée Steven

10 Mar 2020 8:19am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


10 Mar 2020 9:38am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely light and shadow in this well documented frame

10 Mar 2020 10:04am

Rose from United States

What a lovely place...love the feel of the shot.

10 Mar 2020 10:10am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A great setting for this statue Steven.

10 Mar 2020 11:12am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Lovely spot.

10 Mar 2020 11:37am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very nice place

10 Mar 2020 1:01pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Lovely view and thanks for the history

10 Mar 2020 2:17pm

Devi from Chennai, India

I love the way you give us the history of the images that you post here.
Lovely image too:)))))

10 Mar 2020 2:43pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle statue et vue et ces arbres ces personnes quel square superbe
Belle soirée

10 Mar 2020 3:21pm

Remus from Portugal

Lovely square.
I marvel at the lush trees.

10 Mar 2020 4:01pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Excellent documentary photo!

10 Mar 2020 4:08pm

Don from Spokane, United States

The history is very detailed and interesting.

10 Mar 2020 4:37pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A beautiful square that has a lot of history. It looks so warm and inviting.

10 Mar 2020 4:55pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Lovely place!

10 Mar 2020 6:49pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful composition on this square !

10 Mar 2020 7:10pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I remember this one. I'm enjoying this virtual re-visit to Savannah.

10 Mar 2020 8:09pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Amazing trees.

10 Mar 2020 8:21pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Joliment entourée cette statue. Merveilleux endroit.

10 Mar 2020 8:30pm

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Very nice, Steven - those folks give great scale to the statue!

11 Mar 2020 12:36am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

a historic figure in an historic site

11 Mar 2020 2:19am

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

Un selfie où chacun se tourne le dos! Bien vu.

11 Mar 2020 7:45am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

so beautifully surrounded by the trees

11 Mar 2020 2:48pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful square and lovely green trees around. A fine shot and interesting information. :)

12 Mar 2020 6:20am