•About the Savannah• I tend to learn something new about every place I visit and the Savannah River and Smith-McGee Bridge have been no exception. The Savannah itself is named after the Shawnee Indians and means “Southerners”. I did not know that. I always imagined … Continue readingThe Smith-McGee Bridge Collapse of 82
•Exploring the Mysteries in Pendleton• Today I descend below one of the most beautiful homes in South Carolina to photograph a mysterious subterranean cavern that few have ever seen. It was a thrilling and terrifying experience that I hope you will enjoy seeing almost as much as … Continue readingThe Catacombs beneath Woodburn
Unforeseen Fame Sometimes notoriety comes at a price and The Sign Barn in Pickens County is a wonderful example. Mr. Madden, the owner, admitted that he never intended for his fascination with antiquities to spark so much public interest. Yet, within a few years, the internet has transformed one … Continue readingSign Barn
•Stockade Antiques• “Go in looking for a sofa, stay for 30 to Life” Okay. So maybe that isn’t the actual slogan for Stockade Antiques. It really should be though. So, have you ever heard those news stories where the police trick unwitting criminals into coming … Continue readingGo shopping in Prison?
I really enjoyed getting to see all of the outbuildings and interior decor that Walnut Grove Plantation had to offer. Here you can experience a rare glimpse of plantation homes built before the 1830s. You can genuinely see what life was like so many years … Continue readingMurderers and Heroines at Walnut Grove
I can go ahead and tell you that Starr follows a pattern that is all too common in the upstate. Brace yourself for another melancholy tale of abandonment. Did you know that Starr didn’t always go by that title? This small town was once called Twiggs … Continue readingStarr
I love looking at this picture from Panoramio of Gilreath’s Mill. Seeing horses and old vintage cars using the same dirt roads is captivating for me. I who have so rarely seen either. What a busy and important hub of commerce and social exchange it appeared … Continue readingGilreath’s Mill
•Hannah Rosenwald School• This is exactly why I need to go see my Grandmother more often. Facts can get lost over the years and even the name of a place can be forgotten. A good example of this is the Hannah Rosenwald School in Newberry … Continue readingUtopia?
•The Beehive Cafe• “You can buy local produce and farm fresh food cooked and served like you wish mama still cooked!” -Martin’s General Store I’d never had shrimp and grits till I was well into my twenties. Believe it or not South Carolina exist outside the … Continue readingMartin’s General Store
•Man builds missile in Cross Hill?• Taking the backroads to Columbia has really helped me discover some interesting places. All kinds of places can be found just off the interstate. This one can be found in Cross Hill. First though let me just make it clear, … Continue readingMissile Man