Category Archives: Urban

WPC: Names

Store window on King Street, Downtown Charleston, SC.

Photo Challenge: Names, Store Window

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Names

The Daily Post Photo Challenges:

“This week, share a photo that includes a name. When you stop and look around, you realize that we’re surrounded by names: street signs, name tags, vanity license plates, boat names, brand names, the spines of the books on your shelf… there are possibilities everywhere.”

Urban Rookery

White Point Garden, a public park at the tip of Charleston Peninsula, is home to a Night Heron Rookery.

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In mid-August the young were on their own, investigating the ground and the limbs of the massive Live Oaks that provide a dappled shade throughout the park.

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The parents were less visible and appeared to be sleeping while the young were out exploring, oblivious to the tourists strolling underneath.

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Class of 2020!

I was taken aback when I saw this sign. 2020, how could that be?

That the sign itself looks like a 1920s Art Deco leftover adds to my nostalgic feeling of time passing by. This is compounded by the Riviera box office and the preserved entrance to Silver’s Five and Dime on the same block of King Street.

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This class of students will see changes in all facets of their lives over the next four years. Locally, one aspect of this is pointed out by the construction cranes that dot the Charleston peninsula, like this one just a block away from the Welcome sign.

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Four years will fly by; we should check back in May of 2020 and tally what we all hope will be a net gain towards progress.

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In the mean-time, the C of C’s Sottile Theater is ready to get this year started.

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