Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Nine Mile

Nine Mile restaurant in the Montford neighborhood of Asheville
is named after the birthplace of Bob Marley and the names
of the entrees reflect the island influence.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOum9kcJO7o 
The food is tasty and Red Stripe beer is also available.
http://ninemileasheville.com/

Friday, January 2, 2015

Blue Sky, Columbia

An excellent mural by the artist Blue Sky in Columbia, SC.  The perspective is spot on and 
if not for the wood crate and the slight curb you would really be fooled.
For more info on the artist visit  http://www.blueskyart.com 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Country Club Plaza KCMO

The Plaza was one of the first shopping centers that catered to 
the automobile.  It is an upscale shopping center and residential
neighborhood in Kansas City designed to
look like buildings in Seville, Spain.
Another interesting building in the Plaza.
The Giralda Tower modeled after the Cathedral of Seville.

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.