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Echo Square | Savannah GA

A walk along River Street in Savannah GA is wonderful, but did you know that in one spot in Rousakis Plaza, you can find a rare phenomenon – a perfect echo! What’s extra noteworthy is that, when you stand on the spot, you can hear your echo, but others around you can’t. Jamie tested it. Stick around to the end of the episode and see if it really works!

Fun Echo Facts

  • 1 Echo was a nymph in Greek mythology who was given a speech impediment by Hera. She could only repeat what others had said.
  • 2 The word “echo” is actually derived from the Greek language. It means “sound.”
  • 3 Bats, whales and dolphins use echo for navigation and location sensing.
  • 4 If the delay is more than 1/10 of a second, the human ear cannot distinguish an echo from the direct sound.
  • 5 Some of the most common settings in nature for echoes are rock cliffs that face water and canyon walls.

What to Eat: The Shrimp Factory

While walking from shoot to shoot on Historic River Street in Savannah GA, we stopped to chat with a friendly hostess outside of The Shrimp Factory. We were so thrilled with her friendliness that, after completing our shoots in the area, we went back there and had lunch. It turns out that The Shrimp Factory is a locally owned restaurant (since 1977!) that serves up not only warm hospitality but delicious food, too, from Lowcountry Boil to shrimp and grits and everything in between. Of course, we also had a helping of warm peach cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. We’ll have to go back and investigate, too, because, apparently, it’s a well-known haunted spot. We experienced weird magnetization of one piece of silverware, and that, according to our hosts, is just the tip of the iceberg!

Visit Echo Square in Rousakis Plaza Savannah GA

Rousakis Plaza
Echo Square
Savannah GA

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