eriet30 wrote in post #18557966
Anyone know of anything to shoot in Savannah Georgia?
Looks like I am going to be there in April for a business conference
I was last there in 2015, and there are a few good places to shoot in the area.
Forsyth Park has some really amazing trees and it is surrounded by some nice residential architecture that has been carefully maintained over the last two decades. There is a beautiful fountain within the park I got some nice shots of, although I'm having a hard time locating my Savannah set right now.
The riverfront in Savannah is scenic, and it has kind of a toned-down Bourbon Street not dissimilar to downtown Tallahassee if it had a huge riverfront. There is a bridge that crosses you over into South Carolina, where you can shoot the riverfront from that POV. The bridge is older, but I can't remember how photogenic it is.
If you go out to Tybee Island, you come across Ft. Pulaski on the way. I haven't shot the area but have seen it from afar. It is interesting, and maybe worth a look.
Tybee Island itself is a typical beachy tourist town in many regards, and maybe it is worth going all the way out there to shoot. I have spent more time in Tybee Island than Savannah, although I don't remember how the bird scene is that way. You will likely have better luck shooting out by the delta than you will by the ocean. There is a lighthouse out there that is something of an area landmark, and there is a fairly long pier that goes out into the ocean.
If you like to eat, there are two places worth your time. First is The Old Pink House, and that is some of the best southern cooking I've had anywhere. The Fried Green Tomato BLT is one of my favorite dishes of all-time. The other place is Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room, which has perhaps the best fried chicken in the south. These are big words, but the place delivers the goods. Lots of sides! The place starts to get a line 40 minutes before they open (easy) so you better be committed. Paula Deens places in town are mostly tourist traps with quality ranging from very good to awful. They certainly don't approach the quality of her old Buffet at her Harrah's (The Grand) in Tunica.
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