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MYSTERY PHOTO:  Reward

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Reward

Avid reader Chuck Boyd of Hanahan sent along this photo captured somewhere in the Lowcountry.  It’s not the message boat that used to be at Folly Beach, but using a trailer to display a message certainly got Boyd’s attention.  Where is it?  Send your best guess to:  editor@charlestoncurrents.com – and please make sure to include your name and hometown.  In the subject line, write: “Mystery Photo guess.”

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Old South Carolina church

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Old South Carolina church

Here’s an old church somewhere in South Carolina sent in by a reader.  Tell us where and, for bonus points, what its significance is.  Send your best guess to:  editor@charlestoncurrents.com – and please make sure to include your name and hometown.  In the subject line, write: “Mystery Photo guess.”

We thought that with last week’s Photo Essay of Sapelo Island, Ga., more readers would figure out that the mystery was probably close by.  We snapped a sunset photo of shrimp boats along Darien Creek, which is part of the Altamaha River estuary. 

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View from atop the lighthouse -- a great reward for those who climb a wooden, 77-step circular staircase.

COMMENTARY, Brack: Visit to Sapelo Island is familiar, special

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher  |  A weekend visit to Sapelo Island, one of Georgia’s sea islands proved it to be special, a place only accessible by ferry or boat.  But Sapelo is also familiar – a coastal haven that feels much like Bull’s Island in the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge near Awendaw.

Like Bull’s Island, Sapelo island is protected from development.  Almost all of the 16,500-acre island, other than a 440-acre Geechee community called Hogg Hammock, is owned by the state of Georgia.  Much of it is used by University of Georgia researchers to study the coastal ecosystem of the barrier island.

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Shrimp boat

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Shrimp boat

Here’s a shrimp boat and a bridge.  Could be anywhere, but where is it actually located?  Send your best guess to:  editor@charlestoncurrents.com – and please make sure to include your name and hometown.  In the subject line, write: “Mystery Photo guess.”

Last week’s photo, offered by the good folks at DiscoverSouthCarolina.com, pictured the captivating view from Caesars Head State Park near Cleveland, S.C. 

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MYSTERY PHOTO:  Great fall view

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Great fall view

Boy, is this an out-of-this-world view, or what? But where is the guy in the picture standing? Send your best guess to:  editor@charlestoncurrents.com – and please make sure to include your name and hometown.  In the subject line, write: “Mystery Photo guess.”

The mystery photo in the last issue, snapped by Courtenay Brack, could have been any joint on a river in the Southeast, but several photo sleuths correctly identified it as a building at Bowen’s Island Restaurant on the Folly River near Folly Beach.

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MYSTERY PHOTO:  Beautiful sunset

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Beautiful sunset

This beautiful sunset could be almost anywhere, but look closely and it might look familiar.  Where is it?  Send your best guess to:  editor@charlestoncurrents.com – and please make sure to include your name and hometown.  In the subject line, write: “Mystery Photo guess.”

by · 10/23/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
MYSTERY PHOTO:  Where is this chandelier?

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Where is this chandelier?

This large, odd-looking chandelier isn’t anywhere near Charleston, but you may have seen it somewhere on your travels or research.  Send your best guess to:  editor@charlestoncurrents.com – and please make sure to include your name and hometown.  In the subject line, write:  “Mystery Photo guess.”

The last issue’s Mystery Photo featured a barn-like structure on stilts that turns out to be a “winnowing” barn for rice located at Mansfield Plantation in Georgetown County.

by · 10/16/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
The Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles is shiny, curvy and a sight to behold.

PHOTO ESSAY:  Downtown Los Angeles

A recent trip to downtown Los Angeles found a thriving, multi-cultural city filled with a lot of things to see and do, from great museums to a lively Grand Central Market.  

Click to find photos of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, some great art from the contemporary Broad Museum and scenes from the market, where you could get anything from Mexican and Salvadoran cuisine to falafal, ice cream and fresh raw oysters from all over. There was even a shop that made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

We thought you’d enjoy this photographic drive-by from editor and publisher Andy Brack.

by · 10/15/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Photo Essay, Photos
PHOTO ESSAY, Kaynard:  Charleston’s French Quarter

PHOTO ESSAY, Kaynard:  Charleston’s French Quarter

Contributing photographer Michael Kaynard went on a walkabout last week in the French Quarter section of Charleston, an area that is a magnet to his camera:

Kaynard
“Having worked in and around the French Quarter since 1973, it is like a second home,” he writes.  “I love the colors, textures, history and personality.  Some of earliest and favorite photos were shot in the Quarter.”

by · 10/09/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Photo Essay, Photos
MYSTERY PHOTO:  What kind of odd place is this?

MYSTERY PHOTO:  What kind of odd place is this?

This old building seems to be on stilts.  What is it and where is it?  Send your best guess to:  editor@charlestoncurrents.com – and please make sure to include your name and hometown.  In the subject line, write:  “Mystery Photo guess.”

No one got the last Mystery Photo correct. Click to find out what it was.

by · 10/09/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos