Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Shamrock Hotel, Blackville

The ravages of time have left their mark on the Shamrock Hotel in
Blackville, SC.  At one time this was a vibrant building for residents
and visitors.  Eating, playing pool and poker and the laughter of folks
having a good time. The decline of the railroad signaled the
demise of the Shamrock as it slowly fell into despair.
 
The roof is long gone and the walls are now
supported by a steel structure.  Only your imagination
can see what was once a grand building.


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Peterborough Lift Lock

 
The Peterborough Lift Lock is part of the Trent-Severn
Waterway in Peterborough, Ontario and is a
National Historic Site of Canada.  It is truly an
amazing experience to see the Lift in action.
 
The view from the upper lock - mechanical engineering at work.
 


Saturday, April 27, 2013

Gervais Street Bridge


The Gervais Street Bridge crosses the Congaree River from
Columbia, SC to West Columbia and is on the
National Register of Historic Places.  The third bridge to
be built at this location, it was the widest roadway
in the state at the time of its construction.





Monday, November 12, 2012

Beehive Kilns, Columbia SC

These interesting structures, known as beehive kilns, were built in the early
20th Century and constructed of brick, measure 35' in diameter
and 18' high.  The four kilns and a brick office building
are listed in the National Register.
For more information see the following site
 
One of the interesting compression rings around the
brick kilns.
 


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Cape Fear River, Wilmington

Jammin' on the river walk in Wilmington, NC.
Lots to see and do in this coastal city.
Bob Marley Jamming ....

Monday, May 28, 2012

Fiddlehead Ferns

Fiddlehead ferns ...playful sculpture at the UNCA Kellogg Center
in Hendersonville, NC.  Excellent art and craft at
the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Mingus Mill, Great Smoky Mountains Park

Mingus Mill, in operation since 1886, is located
in  the Great Smoky Mountain Park less than
a mile from the Oconaluftee Visitor Center.
This mill uses a turbine instead of a water wheel
to grind corn and wheat.