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Kids have fun... onlookers laughing
THERE IS A SQUARE WITH OPEN SPACE WHERE FOLKS RELAX WITH A DRINK FROM ONE OF THE NEARBY PUBS OR CAFES. BTW..SO LONG AS YOUR DRINK IS IN A PAPER CUP YOU CAN DRINK ON THE STREET! BACK TO THE SQUARE. WE SAT FOR QUITE A WHILE LAUGHING AT THE KIDS WHO COME TO THESE FOUNTAINS..OFTEN DASHING IN AND OUT TRYING NOT TO GET WET. THE SQUIRTS ARE INTERMITTENT AND YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN ANOTHER ONE IS GOING TO BURST UP INTO YOUR FACE. LIKE A DANCE, EVERYONE DASHES BACK AND FORTH UNTIL THEY FINALLLY DON'T CARE HOW WET THEY GET AND PROCEED TO PLAY ALL SORTS OF SILLY GAMES WITH THE SQUIRTING WATER.
The moss dripping from all the trees is certainly charming and intrigueing. However, it looks as if it could choke some of the smaller trees if it became too thick on the branches. I'm not knowledgeable in this area, but when I saw this small struggling tree, I felt like getting a ladder and taking the moss off so it could breathe better!
The pineapple is used as a sign of hospitality throughout Savannah. The guide at the Sorrel-Weed house talked about it thinking it was unique to Savannah, but I've seen the same thing in Newport, Rhode Island. It must have been a colonial symbol in all the early cities and towns. At any rate, we see a charming example of their use here... again in their excellent iron work.
YOU MAY HAVE TO CLICK ON PIC TO ENLARGE AND ENJOY THE PINEAPPLES
Each of the city's 22 squares has its own identity and Madison Square is no exception. This city has a fine custom of honoring its history and here we see a memorial to an Irish Revolutionary war hero. Sgt. William Jasper's statue and plaque (both pictured here) are a dramatic accent to the shaded square along with some vintage cannons from the old Savannah Armory.
Madison Square is also where you will find the Sorrel-Weed house and the Gryphon Tea Room ( both of which are mentioned in other tips).
The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) originally opened on this historic square.
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