Monday, May 7, 2012

Tall Ships in Savannah

This last weekend, the Tall Ships Challenge started in Savannah (for more info, click here). All those beautiful sailboats, some very old, some newer, were docked along Savannah's river front and a sight to behold!
Daniel took lots of photos for us and you and most of them speak for themselves.

I love the shots with the Talmadge Bridge in the background.

The US Coast Guard ship was stunning!

The building in the photo above was built in the 1700s from ballast stones that empty ships would bring carry and unload in Savannah to take on their cargo. It now houses a restaurant.

As we were walking back to the car, this container ship was leaving the harbor - such a great juxtaposition of old and new.
I leave you with a few photos Daniel took on our way back to the car.  The arches below and cobble stone streets are also built from ballast stones.

Everything is so green at the moment and simply beautiful. And our capitol building looked especially bright against the clear blue sky.
With that I wish you a fantastic new week!


  1. What beautiful ships! I am always a bit in awe of the amount of work to build one, let alone the talent to make the rigging...and then there is the actual SAILING.....
    Just gorgeous Silke! So glad to see these, and the history all around. And of course, all the GREEN!


  2. Look at that blue, blue sky! It is the perfect backdrop for all the wonderful ships. Thank you for sharing these with us, and thanks to the photographer, too!

  3. When you see the tall ship against the warehouse (restaurant) it gives you an idea of how tall they really are. I'm glad I don't have to climb up the rigging.

  4. Vos photos sont fantastiques... Des moments fascinants.
    Merci pour ce partage.
    Gros bisous

  5. Looks like a fun day out! And I love the details about the ballast stones. I love photographing ships. This makes me want to go to the Maine Maritime Museum to seek out photo ops. ☺

  6. Liebe Silke,
    das ist ja fast wie in Kiel mit den vielen Schiffen.
    LG Sabine

  7. what fun..I love sailing ships!