Savannah Weekend Getaway Day Two
Day Two of our great weekend anniversary getaway was more subdued than day one. We walked around Forsythe Park and saw some wonderful statues including the one here of Colonel Francis Bartow of the Confederate States of America. A fascinating piece of information about the statues in Savannah is that all of them are facing their aggressors. For example, all Civil War battle monuments are facing the north.
Near the City Market area, we met some old friends who were also here for the weekend. Having been to Haiti, the Haitian Monument next to the city market was extremely fascinating. During the Revolutionary War, many Haitians fought with the colonists to help us gain our independence. That is utterly fascinating to me as I did not know that. The detail in this sculpture is fascinating. Of special note, Henri Christophe, depicted as the drummer in the monument, fought in the war and later became King of Haiti after he led them in their independence from France.