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Friday, May 13, 2011

Wormsloe Park in Savannah Georgia: Part TWO

If you didn't get the chance to read PART ONE
of the photos I posted last on
Wormsloe Park in Savannah, Georgia,
I encourage you to go back under this blogpost to see them.
Today, we will continue to see the pretty sites in this park.





This is the owner's original family gravesite. Jones was buried here in 1775, next to his wife Sarah, and later their youngest son, Inigo. Jones' remains were moved from this site to the Colonial Cemetery in downtown Savannah, however. In 1875, a stone monument was placed at the Wormsloe gravesite:






I loved the rod iron fence amongst the palms and Spanish moss at the site:






And the ornate gate!! I loved it:







I found a log on the path stacked with tree mushrooms...like gold coins:







Or, potato chips.

(Sorry, I must have been hungry!):






Being from the north, I was used to seeing fall leaves on the forest floor..
but THIS caught my eye...a palm on the forest floor!:







This was the wall from the original "Tabby" house built by the Jones' family.(Tabby is made of line, sand, oyster shells and water).The walls were originally 8 feet tall to protect the family from attack by the Spanish and their Indian allies during the war of Jenkins' Ear (1739-1748). Construction of the house took almost 6 years to build and was 1 1/2 stories, containing five rooms.   






The lovely path by the river, through the woods and over the bridge:






Oh. My. I had died and arrived at the road to heaven. I am SURE it looks just like THIS:

This road leading through the park is lined with more than four hundered live oak trees planted by Wymberley Jones De Renne in the early 1890's to commemorate the birth of his son. The earliest reference to the road dates to 1816, although it was probably in use by the mid-1700's.
Can't you just imagine all the horses and carriages that road down this road then?

11 comments:

Country Gal said...

Oh WOW ! wonderful info and photos. Have a great day !

Sandra said...

i have often looked at that road and imagined the carriages and wagons and horses riding down it. the mushrooms do look like tater chips.. we have those palmetto pond fronds all over our yard. and i still take shots of them

gigi said...

I live 70 miles from Savannah and I have never been here. It's on the list for very soon! Love you pictures. The road of oaks is the best ever!!!!!

Alan Burnett said...

I did miss Part One so I have just gone back and taken a look - magnificent photographs in both parts.

Brian Miller said...

this place has a great murder mystery feel too it...rather scooby doo you know...smiles.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

WOW---that last picture is awesome... That is the gate to heaven--I'm sure of it.

I saw some 'tabby' houses when we visited St. Simon's Island (south of Savannah).. SO interesting.

Wonderful resting place. Wonder why they removed his remains?????

Thanks for sharing such beauty.
Hugs,
Betsy

Pearl said...

A crazy-beautiful place. Savannah is one of cities I'd like to visit...

Pearl

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Well,that last picture is definitely the winner.This is a stunning image.

SquirrelQueen said...

One of the things I remember most about Savannah was all the ornate ironwork like that gate. Great shots Joan, I'm enjoying seeing Savannah again.

Anonymous said...

Joan, beautiful pictures. It is a beautiful place.

Pat said...

I love, love, LOVE that last shot. Did I mention how much I LOVE that last shot?

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