16 August 2018

Alhambra Hall

Alhambra Hall, Mt. Pleasant, SC 
I took enough pictures on my recent walk through old village Mt. Pleasant to serve as blog fodder through the week! Handy.

According to the sign, Alhambra Hall was built as a summer retreat and dance hall by owners of the Mt. Pleasant ferry company. It is still used for special events and weddings. It has a lovely grassy lawn on the water front and a playground across the street.

No walk for me this evening as I was attending a celebratory work event acknowledging a recent successful hospital survey inspection at Patriots Point. Yay us!

13 August 2018

Teeny, tiny Post Office - Patjens Post Office, Mt. Pleasant.

Patjen's Post Office, Mt. Pleasant, SC
I've featured this little sweetie before but couldn't resist grabbing another shot. I am gradually collecting quite a series of tiny, little old post office buildings. This one is the Patjens Post Office in the old village of Mt. Pleasant.
In 1899, the Patjens family built this small office adjacent to their store on Church Street, to serve as the post office in Mount Pleasant. The Patjens family served as postmasters until 1917. Patjens Post Office has been owned and maintained by the Alhambra Garden Club since 1971, when it was moved to Edwards Park. The club restored the building in 2001.

12 August 2018

Church Photo in Lieu of Attendance - St. Paul's Lutheran

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mt. Pleasant, SC  
I haven't posted a Church Photo in Lieu of Attendance for a while but spotted this pretty scene as I was walking in the old village of Mt. Pleasant yesterday morning.

This is St. Paul's Lutheran Church, established in 1884. Visit their website here. This message is borrowed from the Pastor's newsletter message:
We can get into rhythm with God. We can do this by going somewhere and being alone. Lie on the grass; listen to the God’s creation, the earth. This is difficult to do in traffic, with all the congestion. Nature has a definite tempo. It is more about being plenty of time, plenty of time. Sped up people are always tired. Get alone and listen. Can’t find a place; go to church. Listen to the word of God. Sing hymns. This will help you get in the right tempo. 

11 August 2018

Walk with me - Pitt St. bridge, Mt. Pleasant

Pitt St. bridge, Mt. Pleasant, SC 
Following my usual pattern of leaving everything productive to the last few hours of the weekend, I grabbed an early coffee and caught up on an old New York Times newspaper at Broom Wagon coffee and then headed to Mt. Pleasant to walk both the Shem Creek boardwalk and then on to the old Pitt St. bridge.

The park is the best use possible of a former bridge and was being well used this morning with fishing, crabbing, bicyclists and kayakers and dog walkers.

06 August 2018

Mural Monday

Park Circle, North Charleston, SC 
The Park Circle neighborhood of North Charleston benefits from hosting artist Patch Whisky's studio. 

05 August 2018

Park Circle

E.Montague, North Charleston, SC 
Many states and cities are better at the "neighborhood" concept than we are but we have a few successful ones off the peninsula. I had breakfast with my son this morning in Park Circle and I am always impressed with the thriving, walk-able old town on East Montague. Wonderful restaurants - Lotus, Madra Rua, The Codfather (new and enlarged), the Junction, Southern Roots, coffee shops and now a real book store and a Park Circle branch of Lava Salon. Well done North Charleston.

04 August 2018

Jajai Singsit sings Jim Reeves

When I was a kid in the hills of north-east India one of the few records we had and played repeatedly was by Jim Reeves. Now here is a young man by the name of Jajai Singsit from Manipur in north-east India who sounds exactly like him. Have a listen! Be amazed!

03 August 2018

Pretty caladiums all in a row

Caladiums, Charleston, SC 
My soils is hard and root packed so it's taken a while to find which plants will do well. Caladiums for the win! I love them and place an order every spring from Caladium World.

I start checking for sprouts the day after I plant them but eventually they do pay off. I get the elephant ears from them as well and with this rainy season they look like they belong in a rain forest.