Thursday, June 08, 2006

River Street in Savannah

11 comments:

Buffy said...

I use to live on a street like this.

And tracks always remind me of home.

Rick Lee said...

This is some sort of trolley track running down the middle of the old cobblestone. I don't think they still have the trolleys here (I'm in Savannah on my way to Florida) though. I didn't see any.

Grumpy Old Man said...

Brazil is full of streets like this.

They call the cobblestones paralelepípedos, a perfect word for a patter song.

Robert said...

Tram Tracks and Cobblestones. Very evocative. The cobbles don't look very worn, though!

Super Babe said...

I love how the cobblestone looks in this picture. I've been meaning to ask... for your "everyday" pictures, what kind of camera do you use... like, when you go to Kroger, do you have a small digital camera? I've been doing flowers and interesting close-ups, but I just have a normal Casio Exilim digital camera... and I'm sure there is some manipulation of the pictures (and of course, the ability to get a good picture in the first place)... but I'm sure a lot of it is the camera you actually use, right? :)

Elevation Goddess said...

Did you stop in MY charleston on the way down, or did you take 95?

Rick Lee said...

Robert... I'm not sure if those are actual old stones or if they have been replaced or what. They look old to me but they aren't like cobblestones I'm used to. They are more like granite bricks or something. River Street is very interesting... some really, really old buildings and old, old stairs leading up to the next street which is on much higher ground.

Rick Lee said...

Super Babe... probably 90% of the shots on the blog are taken with my Fuji pocket camera. I'm using the Fuji F10 right now which you can get at Wal-Mart for 200 dollars. It's a great camera for close-up macro stuff. I'd like to get the new Fuji F30 which is coming out real soon. There are a few other new Fuji models coming out. You can find more info on the Fuji web site. I've written about my cameras a few times... see here and here. If you need more info, just pop me an email.

Rick Lee said...

Sorry Goddess... I still have not been to Charleston, SC ever. Somday.

MShane said...

Savannah is my favorite city that I've ever visited. It's awesome. If my River Street History is remembered correctly those tracks were used to unload the ships and move the goods up and down River Street to the warehouses which lined the street many years back. The cars were pulled by mules.

At least that's the way I think the story went.

Rick Lee said...

Shane... that sounds right.