"Following where my camera leads me!"

"Following where my camera leads me!"

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Statues

"Hundreds of statues stand in eerie silence. Sunlight, shafting through the branches of ancient trees, glints on bronze and marble, while other statues are shaded, set in niches along ivy-covered brick walls." ....Nancy Rhyne






















“As a sculptor sculpts a statue, an educator educates our future generation. Beauty depends on the creator.” 
― Debasish Mridha















“True leaders are like statues, whether it rains or it shines, they never bend their necks to look backwards! They never run away from challenges!” 
― Israelmore AyivorThe Great Hand Book of Quotes









“Your life is a sculpture, every day chip away.” 
― J.R. Rim






I like Michelangelo's vision, 'I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” 
― Criss JamiSalomΓ©: In Every Inch In Every Mile











Do you have a favorite statue and if so--where is it?

Monday, January 23, 2017

Misty Peaceful Beach

How about a walk on the beach today? Hope you'll join us...Gypsy and Tammie are ready--let's go!


















It rained all weekend! Everything is misty 
and wet. The flowers are loving it!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Old Rice Mill building


Well, this interesting old building has always intrigued me. I always wondered just what it was? It's heavily fenced off, and there are steel beams holding the remains of the building up.... so these are the best pictures I could do. That fencing even has the sharp wire on the top. Not climbing over that! LOL

The best I could find out, it was built in 1844 by Governor Thomas Bennett. He was a wealthy plantation owner. I read that it was actually the smallest of our cities six rice mills but produced more than any of  them-- over 280,000 lbs of rice a day.
Situated right on a busy waterfront, the mill was steam powered and had eleven foot high ceilings inside.The building fell into dis-repair after the Civil War but was reopened for a time in the 1920s as a Planter's Peanut and chocolate factory.
I guess the poor building has sure been through alot, wars, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes. I'm surprised it's still standing at all. I sure would like to get in there and get some decent pictures of it!








This is the only picture I could find of when the building was still intact. I don't know the year it was taken.