"Following where my camera leads me!"

"Following where my camera leads me!"

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Pirates

Notice anyone unusual? Maybe that pirate at the edge of the curb there?


Actually he's not at ALL UNUSUAL. We run into people in period dress and in "character" costumes all the time for their positions in the many museums and as tour directors.


Here's the real pirate's courtyard:

This hangs on the front of the house that faces the street

The house was built in the early 1700s and was known as a place where pirates hung out--even Blackbeard was said to have taken lodging here. I read that there was a tunnel from the Battery that ended up at this house, in the basement. Pirates and other criminals did much smuggling, gambling, and other criminal activity here and were able to escape through the tunnel. Workers filled the tunnel with sand while working on the sewer in the 1930s. Human bones and other bits of dishes and pottery have been found in the home's basement. Some people think Blackbeard buried gold in the basement or in the tunnel itself. It has never been found.


should we go back there??


I will if y'all will!!!............
down the looooooooon skinny passageway............
(House to the left---brick cemetery wall on the right)
........and these days it opens out to a lovely courtyard that is shared by several condos I believe!
....no pirates, no gold, nothing scary.
But once upon a time...................

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Alley Rose

We were walking down the alley and this bright red rose jumped right out at me up on this garage!



It's all by itself!!


So I'm going to call it "lonely Rose".
 It sure seems to have a mind of it's own..growing out like that! Is it reaching for something? And where is it growing FROM?

I have no explanation for it but it did intrigue me and I thought y'all might like to see it too!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Fountain of Flowers

I passed by this bright pink beauty while walking over  to photograph the beautiful fountain of flowers and the pretty scenes at both Husk and Poogan's Porch restaurants.

Both restaurants are in old homes. They are so pretty!

Isn't this fountain gorgeous?
I love how they planted such a good variety of flowers and vines in it.






Guess fountains don't have to have water to be gorgeous!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Lets Walk in May



We have lovely paths to follow.....


 and many things blooming to see!
And pretty old fashioned porches!
...and chippy old doors!

City sidewalks

.......and interesting sights!

.....a closer view.
These dogs enjoy their view on the lofty perch on their upstairs porch.


and my favorite picture on this walk:
A big white house, some black fencing, alot of brambly twisted green and one single perfect red bloom!
The scent of jasmine lingers heavy in the air.

Hope y'all enjoyed today's walk and come back soon! Thank you for visiting!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Dolls

I ALWAYS STOP to admire the pretty dolls in the windows of this little shop when we pass by. 


Aren't they adorable? They have so many outfits and costumes here for the dolls.  Check out the little black tennis shoes on the doll on the above left, so cute! And hats! and little white boots!
I see princess crowns and dresses, glasses for the dolls, and tiny purses. So many accessories! Something for everybody.




These dolls are ready for the upcoming hot Charleston summer! Look at their tiny little sandals and the bright beach outfits.