Candy Shop Windows for Dawn’s Challenge

Every Thursday, Dawn has her ‘Lingering Windows Challenge’.  This week, I have two very sweet photos for you. The first was taken in Savannah, Georgia. This amazing candy store is housed in one of the waterfront’s old cotton warehouses, and manufactures the best fudge you’ve ever tasted. The wonderful aroma of warm fudge assails your nostrils as you walk up the street, and it’s just a natural reaction, to step inside instead of walking past. Once you’ve succumbed to temptation, there’s no hope for your waistline.


Mr Simm’s Olde Sweet Shoppe in Horsham,England, is based on a pre-war style sweet emporium. With over 1,500 different types of tempting sweets and chocolates, and has often been compared to Willy Wonka’s. On the shelves, there are hundreds of jars of old fashioned sweets, such as sherbet lemons, pear drops, dolly mixtures, wine gums, licorice allsorts, and my own personal favourite, rainbow chocolate drops, which are weighed out and put in a paper bag, just like in the ‘olden days’. As a child, I must have eaten a barrow load of those chocolate drops covered in colourful  ‘hundreds and thousands. My Saturday sixpence pocket money always ended up in Mr Clarke’s cash register drawer. How many of you had a similar addiction?


I couldn’t resist adding this Google image. Please help yourselves. 🙂


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A very moving statue for Ailsa’s Travel Theme

Last Christmas, on our drive up to New Jersey from Florida, we stopped off overnight in the beautiful historical city of Savannah, Georgia. Our hotel was quite near to the waterfront, so we took a stroll down to River Street to see the boats, but were stopped in our tracks when we came upon this commemorative African-American monument, which stands just behind the Hyatt Hotel. This bronze statue depicts a family of four, embracing one another after emancipation. The chains of slavery lie at their feet.


The back view is also very emotive.


On the plinth are these two images.



The statue was erected in July 2002, and the inscription is by the poet, Maya Angelou:

We were stolen, sold and bought together from the African continent. We got on the slave ships together. We lay back to belly in the holds of the slave ships in each others excrement and urine together, sometimes died together, and our lifeless bodies thrown overboard together. Today, we are standing up together, with faith and even some joy.

This is probably the most heart-touching statue I’ve ever seen, and I found it difficult to tear myself away and carry on with my walk.

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