North Carolina, Sud Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky
Historic street within Savannah’s riverfront
In many cities of the USA the contrast between old and new, historic and modern, is evident.
The Sweet Auburn District is a historic African-American neighborhood along Auburn Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia.
The most famous personality of the area is Martin Luther King Jr., who was born in this neighborhood.
The name is due to the presence of Confederate artillery battery during the Civil War.
Fort Sumter, sea fort located in the Charleston Harbor, best known as the site upon which the shots that started the American Civil War were fired, is visible from East Battery.
Now this area hosts the most elegant and richest mansions of the city.
Old City Market – Charleston (South Carolina).
Patiently made with “sweetgrass”, these baskets represent one of the oldest art forms of African origin in the United States.
Inland waterway close to Charleston
A small town in South Carolina, a quick break while heading North.
Kentucky is a rural state, known for Bourbon whiskey, horse breeding and College basketball
Bowling Green, Kentucky.
On the way to Tennessee.
A break at the bus station, not far from the Tennessee state line
Saturday night. Nashville, Tennessee.
Time for some “Honky-tonk”.
People all ages dancing and singing famous Country tunes.
Country belongs here, it echoes from each corner.
The Southern Hospitality, the great atmosphere, tons of tunes, easy-going people.
Welcome to the “Music City”.
“Real folk music long ago went to Nashville and left no known survivors” Donal Henahan
“I’m goin’ to Jackson, and that’s a fact.
Yeah, we’re goin’ to Jackson, ain’t never comin’ back”.
This song was being played when the bus stopped in Jackson, Tennessee.
Beale street, Memphis, Tennessee.
Following the footprints of legends like Louis Armstrong, Muddy Waters and B.B. King.
The number one street for live music in the city of Blues.
The Lorraine Motel, Memphis.
Now part of the National Civil Rights Museum, this is the building where Martin Luther King was shot to death in 1968.
The oldest part of the city
The Mississippi river passes quietly through Memphis on its way to the Gulf of Mexico.
It has been the source of inspiration for books and songs.
Its name comes from “misi-ziibi” (great river) in Ojibwe, local Native American language.
Live bands performing Blues all night long, a never-ending sequence of music venues.
The Heat index of 46°C (114.80°F) has not stopped anyone from enjoying and experiencing one of the best streets for live music in the world: Beale Street.
Savannah has a precise grid layout with a square every 8 blocks, known as a “ward”.
This layout creates magnificent public spaces and green areas.
Most of Savannah’s squares are named in honor or in memory of a person, and many contain monuments, statues, plaques.
“Forrest Gump” movie fans should know that in one of those squares, Forrest sits on a bench while waiting for the bus.