May 8, 2008

Fort Pulaski & Cindigenous-Local Short Films of Savannah

After the trolley tour, we headed over to Fort Pulaski National Monument. Fort Pulaski was constructed of about 25 million bricks all transported by golf carts like the one seen below!

Standing on top of the fort walls which survived the Battle of Fort Pulaski in 1862. The Fort even features spiral staircases!

The Tybee Island Lighthouse can be seen in the distance.

An enemy ship is spotted close by.

The POW quarters feature these bunk beds which accommodate a total of 8 POW's each...4 on top and 4 on bottom.

The purpose of this blindage was to create a bomb or splinter proof shield to enclose the rear of encasements.

This large area inside Fort Pulaski is widely believed to be the location of the invention of the game of baseball. The game was initially called rounders. Of course, the cannon would not be on the playing field...

Leaving Fort Pulaski, you cross the moat. The moat ranges from 30 to 48 feet wide and is generally 8 feet deep.

One of Fort Pulaski's hiking trails leads you to the water's edge.

Fort Pulaski is featured in our Savannah highlight video below.
After leaving the Fort, we headed to Telfair Square's Jepson Center for the Arts for a screening of short films, an event called Cindigenous.

Before the screening, Doug tried on some native dress.

The films screened were either filmed locally, produced locally, or somehow have ties to Savannah.

The films included "The Street Cleaner", which told the story of disappearing women of Savannah; the stop-motion animated short "The Madness of Being"; and a film entitled "And Then She Was Gone" featuring Savannah resident Diana Scarwid.

After the short films, it was time for Marlon to take a short rest on a long bench.

The squares of Savannah provide many opportunities for breathtaking nighttime pictures.

A view up the steps down to River Street.

For more pictures of these parts of our Savannah tour, go to pictures 100-174.

To be continued...

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