|Blenheim Ginger Ale|
17 July 2018
14 July 2018
|Bee City, Cottageville, SC|
Funky but quirkily charming (in my memory), Bee City near Cottageville has cleaned up it's act and is now a popular petting zoo. The bees are a very small part of the operation in the back of the property.
The parking lot was full of happy kids, every one encouraged to buy food for the birds and monkeys. How can animals eat all day long? I am not a big zoo fan but everything was clean and the kids were having a great time. Some of the animals were injured rescues. Some of the vintage decor was still visible in the cafe but everything else has been expanded and renovated.
12 July 2018
|Wentworth St., Charleston, SC|
11 July 2018
|Sycamore St., Charleston, SC|
I made it home in time to walk down to meet friends at the West Ashley Farmer's Market and caught this sweet scene on my way home. It was just a quick cell phone shot but the light was hitting the trees in a lovely way. They are the gates to the Synagogue Emanu-El Cemetery.
09 July 2018
|Jenkins Orphanage building, Franklin St., Charleston, SC|
Jenkins OrphanageThe Rev. Daniel J. Jenkins established the Jenkins Orphanage in 1891 for African-American children following an encounter with four youngsters living on the streets of Charleston. The original site of this orphanage was at 20 Franklin St. in the Old Marine Hospital. This National Historic Landmark, designed by Robert Mills, served as home of the orphanage from 1895 to 1939. Then it moved to a farm outside Charleston. To raise funds for the orphanage, the Jenkins Orphanage Band was organized. The Jenkins Orphanage Band, wearing discarded Citadel uniforms, performed throughout the United States and even toured England raising money for the support of the orphanage. William “Cat” Anderson, Jabbo Smith and Freddie Green are but a few of the alumni from the band who made it to the big time.
Click here to hear the Jenkins Orphanage Band in a 1928 news reel!
More great background information on the SCIWay site.
07 July 2018
|The Adventure, Charlestowne Landing, Charleston, SC|
Happy birthday Frida Kahlo! I remembered these photos from a visit to a fabric artist's studio in Cuba. Sadly I am scratching my head trying to remember the artist's name. Hopefully I will remember it and pop back to add it.
Happy weekend, kids!
05 July 2018
|Tilt shift Broad St., Charleston, SC|
It's been a long time since I've played with the tilt shift feature. It narrows the focus so much that if give the effect of a miniature world. Try it yourself here: Tilt Shift
|Tilt shift Charleston, SC|
04 July 2018
|Magnolia Plantation Garden, Charleston, SC|
I walked out to climb the Observation Tower and enjoyed the dramatic skies while trying to thump and walk as loudly as possible on the trails to signal the creep crawlies that I was coming through. I've been seeing too many pictures of snakes lately.
|Belvedere, Rutledge Ave., Charleston, SC|
Happy Independence Day my fellow Americans! Thanks for welcoming this poor immigrant many years ago. You've given me a home, family, rewarding work and countless friendships.
PS: Making me go to Pittsburgh for a welcoming syphilis test was a little weird but happily I passed.