For an athlete, the bench is a not-so-popular spot. For a Savannah tourist and joyful Girls Scouts on a walkabout in downtown Savannah, it's a whole new and wonderfully different story.
|Park bench, facing the Cathedral of|
St. John the Baptist in Lafayette Square.
Photo © Sandy Traub
Sometime when we are at a loss for ideas in entertainment and fun, we suggest turning to the polite society arena of the stalwart park bench. Delightful beauty, priceless moments, friendly people and stories can be found there.
Even bed and breakfast inn owners welcome the social visiting time in the park squares. It's a refreshing opportunity to mosey along and sit for a spell on one of the well-placed Savannah park benches.
From the Savannah River throughout Forsyth Park, the park bench holds historic ground. So much so, that urban creatives may very well claim that each could speak with authority -- sure to be character-rich and endearing stories, we'd expect!
Lovely backdrops and colorful scenery surround these al fresco seats in the National Landmark Historic District. Wouldn't it be pretty fabulous if one could spend a day (or every day!) there, sitting on prime turf in charming Savannah, Georgia spots? Envy might set in if we spend too much time on this thought!
Would you think that these benches might facilitate modern-day squatters! Oh, no! We prefer to think the Savannah park benches play an important role in the social scene ... fully appreciated by weary runners or walking travelers enjoying Savannah's garden beauty in the squares and vast open spaces!
Who wouldn't want to befriend a park bench?
Last summer in the grassy knoll (foreground in the above photo), we were riding by and spotted girls in bikinis, lying on beach-style lounge chairs and sunning with their picnic blankets surrounding them. We bet those park benches were having a southern hissy fit, about like we were!
After all, the park benches add to this charming scene a southern presence and decorum. The well-groomed and inviting scene is just casual enough for the formal or sportive visitor.
Good sense would dictate that the bikini party in one of Savannah's city squares would be inappropriate. Ask any bench!
A throne is only a bench covered with velvet. -- Napoleon BonapartePhotographers love the park bench as an always ready prop. The City of Savannah's Park and Tree department beautifully maintains the squares, making sure park benches are in good repair and photo ready.
|A picturesque sidewalk with park benches|
in Lafayette Square.
Photo © Sandy Traub
In the dark of night, the gas-style lights throw a glow of southern charm on the steady urban resting spots. Yes, indeed, yet another enjoyable mood is there in their prestigious tree-canopied address at evening time.
ODE TO THE SAVANNAH PARK BENCH
Oh, that we could live in the open air, literally a front row seat to welcome millions of Savannah's visitors each year. Do you think it's a lowly assignment, the role of the park bench?
Improvational musicians might be found there. A homeless person, simply seeking the shade and a smile. Girl Scouts dressed in matching T-shirts contemplating happily about their first visit to the city of their founder, Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low.
We hope you will get away to beautiful Savannah, soon and often. Jackie Heinz, innkeeper at Zeigler House Inn, has more local tips and ideas that you might otherwise overlook -- the so-Savannah things to do and see in America's most beautiful city.
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