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Forsyth Park Fountain -- Savannah (GA) 2012 | by Ron Cogswell
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Forsyth Park Fountain -- Savannah (GA) 2012

Forsyth Park is a large city park that occupies 30 acres in the historic district of Savannah (GA).

 

Built in 1858, the fountain shown above at the north end of the Park is reminiscent of fountains in the Place de la Concorde in Paris and in Cuzco, Peru.

 

In the mid-19th century, Parisian urban planning was centered on the development of residential neighborhoods radiating out from a central green space. The Parisian model of developing large city parks was emulated by large U.S. cities, with even smaller cities like Savannah asserting their own cosmopolitan image.

 

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Taken on July 17, 2012