Monday, December 28, 2009

Savannah carriage ride

Marilyn of the Magnolias-by City Market Cafe.

American and Rainbow flag near City Market.

African Baptist Church built by slaves.


Sunday, December 27, 2009

Fort Pulaski National Monument-Savannah, Georgia


Forts of this time had moats. This moat has allagators.

Inside the fort. This fort is pentagonal, but the two "sides" are short.

This side of the fort faces Tybee Island.

The flag being flown at the time this fort was captured by Union forces looks a bit different than the stars and bars with which we are familiar. The Confederate flag being lowered is more like the Union flag-a blue square with stars in a circle and large red and white stripes. It flies over the fort during the day but is lowered in the late afternoon after the last of the reinactments and the current US flag is raised.

It's the end of the day and the reinactors are enjoying an anacronistic moment with the cell phone.