We did a lot of walking in both cities, took a trolly tour in Savannah, and went to the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston. The aquarium was small but very good and the staff and volunteers were excellent! Andrew posted photos from the aquarium.
|Lovely old homes in Savannah|
|New home of the Savannah animal hospital. Wow!|
|Cotton Exchange building in Savannah|
|The Circular Church in Charleston|
|There's a beautiful "gateway walk" between several churches and graveyards in Charleston|
|Another amazing looking old church in Charleston|
|Lots of restoration/renovation projects require a very cool trash bin|
Savannah's original train station, built in 1902, was built in Spanish style and featured an octagonal rotunda measuring 80 feet in diameter. Sadly, it was demolished to make way for an interstate highway exchange.
Charleston Union Station was built in 1907 and featured "a beautiful double-towered edifice" but caught fire and burned down 40 years later in 1947. Unfortunately the new station is in a totally different location, miles away from the center of the city.