Savanah is truly a place frozen in time. We strolled along Forsyth Park, a 30-acre park named for Georgia’s 33rd governor. Located in the Forsyth Park Extension, the Confederate Monument is an imposing, 48-foot tribute. A lone, anonymous soldier stands atop sandstone, commanding the considerations of visitors. Yet the Confederate Monument is mired in misconception. Popularly thought to memorialize the Confederacy, the monument instead commemorates Savannah’s “Confederate Dead.” Even the inscription furthers its funerary function: “Blow from the four winds, o breath, and breathe upon these slain that they may live.”
It was tricky in framing the statue. I wanted it to be between the hanging tree moss. But the wind would make them sway so I have to time my shot to get a clear view. Got it!
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