|Car Wash mural, S.C.|
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|Car Wash mural, S.C.|
|Fashion Barber & Beauty, S.C.|
|Sergeant Jasper, Colonial Lake, Charleston, S.C.|
As it stands today, the big, brown Sergeant Jasper apartment building on Lockwood Boulevard (or Broad Street, if you'd like) shoots up 150 feet into the Lowcountry air. It has 14 occupied floors, plus two additional floors for mechanical equipment. There is also 17,000-square-feet of commercial space leased by doctor's offices, insurance and financial planning companies, and a minimart, while a mix of college students, MUSC nurses and interns, young urban professionals, and retirees live in the 221 one- and two-bedroom units. And these are very, very small apartments.If those walls could talk we might have an interesting book about Charleston. Each former tenant could write a chapter.
"If you want to have a refrigerator, you have to put it in your closet because there's not room to put one in your kitchen," explains Kent Johnson, vice president of the Beach Co., which owns the Sergeant Jasper. The pipes for the plumbing systems are so small that the units can't have garbage disposals or dishwashers. And the whole place smells a little funny.
|Caviar & Bananas, George St., Charleston, S.C.|
|Charleston, S.C. 1865|
"According to Professor David Blight of the Yale University History Department, the first Memorial Day was observed by formerly enslaved black people at the Washington Race Course (today the location of Hampton Park) in Charleston, South Carolina. The race course had been used as a temporary Confederate prison camp in 1865 as well as a mass grave for Union soldiers who died there. Immediately after the cessation of hostilities, formerly enslaved people exhumed the bodies from the mass grave and reinterred them properly with individual graves. They built a fence around the graveyard with an entry arch and declared it a Union graveyard. The work was completed in only ten days. On May 1, 1865, the Charleston newspaper reported that a crowd of up to ten thousand, mainly black residents, including 2,800 children, proceeded to the location for a celebration which included sermons, singing, and a picnic on the grounds, thereby creating the first Decoration Day."Edit: I was informed that although the story is historically true the photograph is not from Charleston but a scene in Hampton, Virginia. This link has more information on the beginnings of Memorial Day.
|Confederate Jasmine Gate, Charleston, S.C.|
|Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, S.C.|
|Marion Square, Charleston, S.C.|
|Hank's Seafood, Hayne St., Charleston, S.C.|
|Smith St., Charleston, S.C.|
|Governor's Mansion, Columbia, S.C.|
|Mack's Bar B Que, Lake City, S.C.|
Is it pilau, perloo. perlau, plaw, pilaw, pilaf, or pilaff? The word comes from the Turkish pilaw, from the Persian pilaw, and from the Osmanli pilav, "rice porridge." Pronunciation is just as varied, as in PER-lo, PEELaf, or per-LO. According to Bill Neal, Charlestonians, no matter how they spell it, all pronounce it PER-low.English writers spoke of the dish in the seventeenth century, and by the eighteenth century it had taken hold in Britain, especially after the empire spread through the Middle East and into India. In America, the Southern rice crops and the influence of the spice trade made the dish popular. Pilau has been a popular dish in many Southern states for 300 years, particularly South Carolina, Florida, and Louisiana.
|Audubon Swamp, Charleston, S.C.|
|A tree grows West Ashley, South Windermere, Charleston|
|SC Governor's Volunteer Award Winners - 2013|
|Roper Hospital, Charleston, S.C.|
|St. Francis Xavier Hospital, Charleston, S.C.|
Pecha Kucha, Japanese for the sound of conversation, is a mix of show-and-tell, open-mike night and happy hour that has become a forum for ideas on design, architecture and other forms of creativity. Devised in 2003 in Tokyo, Pecha Kucha Night has spread virally to over 135 cities around the world as an informal forum for creative people to meet, network and show their work in public.For more about Pecha Kucha you can visit the global website. Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for just 20 seconds, giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up. This keeps presentations concise, the interest level up, and gives more people the chance to show.Check here for this evening's presenters and sign up to be notified of the ticket sales and event schedule. Thanks to our event coordinators for rallying the creative side of the lowcountry!
|Hwy 176, S.C.|
|Mother's Day message, Charleston, S.C.|
|Folly Beach boat, Folly Rd., S.C.|
|Bull St. Gourmet - Bull St., Charleston, S.C.|