MYSTERY PHOTO:  Italianate palace outside of the Carolinas

Photo sleuth George Graf of Palmyra, Va., (the state might be a clue) sent in this photo of an Italianate mansion for readers to identify.  Give it your best shot.  (We had never heard of the place.)  Send your best guess to: — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

Last week’s Mystery Photo of two boats was tough, especially for out-of-towners, but Graf and others correctly identified it as being two sailboats, one of which was beached in the marsh along the Ashley River near Albemarle Point at the Wappoo Cut.  Hats off also to Martha C. Craft-Essig of Johns Island, Legare Clement of Charleston and Chris Brooks of Mount Pleasant, who figured out the location based on the ripped rigging from the beached sailboat, which can be spotted from the James Island Expressway.


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  1. Judy Hines says:

    As we approach the anniversary of the deaths of the Emanuel Nine two years ago, we should pause to take stock of where we are in terms of the public health menace of gun violence. Instead of moving forward with modest positive changes that would make us all safer, our legislature has failed to move bills on background checks, extension of the delay period, and strengthening of the “infrastructure” that would improve the reporting systems. Instead, gun rights advocates and the gun lobby, which has money to invest in promoting their interests, have made gains in a number of ways that are not in the public interest. Anyone wishing to learn more about gun violence prevention should go to the new website for ARM-in-ARM where updated and reliable information is available. Get on the ARM-in-ARM mailing list and help this start up organization move the citizen participation in an encouraging direction, which would pay tribute to those who died and who were bereaved on that sad day two years ago.