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PHOTO ESSAY:  Protests visible around the area

PHOTO ESSAY: Protests visible around the area

Protesters have gotten much more visible in the weeks since Donald Trump became president of the United States. Here’s a Photo Essay that shows protesters in North Charleston on Friday and in Mount Pleasant Feb. 7.

MYSTERY:  Where’s this big red heart?

MYSTERY: Where’s this big red heart?

Local architect Steve Coe sent along this Mystery Photo as something that could stump readers. Clue: It’s in the state, but you’re not getting much else from us. Send your best guess to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

MYSTERY:  Where might these eagles have landed?

MYSTERY: Where might these eagles have landed?

This pair of eagles is somewhere in the center of the state. Send your best guess to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

PHOTO:  Upside down

PHOTO: Upside down

We’re told this boat has been turned upside down in this James Island creek for quite some time. Hurricane Matthew apparently blew it to one side of a dock, but it slowly returned to where it now gathers a few oysters growing on the side. Photo by Andy Brack.

by · 02/13/2017 · 0 comments · Photos
MYSTERY:  Where is this hellacious reminder?

MYSTERY: Where is this hellacious reminder?

We ran across this dilapidated building in a rural area of South Carolina (not in the Charleston area) and thought it begged to be snapped as this week’s Mystery Photo. We’re expecting that it might be just too hard to find online, but maybe you’ll remember it if you ever drove along a highway in this part of the Palmetto State. (In advance, we apologize for making this one so tough, but thought it might be a fun exercise for some). We’ll offer a prize on this one (don’t know what yet). Send your best guess to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

by · 02/06/2017 · 0 comments · Mystery Photo, Photos
PHOTO: Moving into the neighborhood

PHOTO: Moving into the neighborhood

This old single house seems to be an object of gentrification in the East Side neighborhood. It’s being relocated to the corner of Amherst and Drake street in the traditionally black neighborhood that is becoming home to more college students. For more on gentrification, see Andy Brack’s commentary today. (Photo by Andy Brack.)

by · 02/06/2017 · 0 comments · Photos
MYSTERY:  Brick and blue sky

MYSTERY: Brick and blue sky

The reddish brown of the brick of this building is highlighted against the crisp blue of a winter sky. If you haven’t seen this building in person, you’ve probably seen photos of it in advertising. Where is it? Send your best guess to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

PHOTO:  Weathered red

PHOTO: Weathered red

When contributing photographer Michael Kaynard sent along this close-up shot of the hood of an Ford F-250 truck, we immediately knew it would be a featured photo in Charleston Currents. The photo, taken on a recent trip to Fernandina Beach, Fla. (see Mystery Photo), evokes feelings of quality craftsmanship and classic styling. Thanks, Michael!

by · 01/30/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Photos
PHOTO FOCUS: Thousands gather at Charleston Sister March

PHOTO FOCUS: Thousands gather at Charleston Sister March

Staff reports (with 12 photos) | Up to 3,000 participants braved chilly, rainy Saturday weather to march from city parking garages to Brittlebank Park in Charleston to show local support for a national march for women’s rights in Washington. An estimated 500,000 marched in D.C. More than a million marched is events around the world, according to media reports.

For longtime Charleston leader Linda Ketner, the local march was a phenomenal start to future organizing to get more women in public office, including those who think, “not me.”

“The people who say ‘not me’ are generally those who will be motivated not by self-aggrandizement but by justice and public service,” Ketner told Charleston Currents. “Women need to be where the decisions are being made — now largely without our voices.

MYSTERY:  Coastal puzzler

MYSTERY: Coastal puzzler

Drive a few hours south and you might have seen this building, recently photographed by contributing photographer Michael Kaynard. Where is it? Send your best guess to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

by · 01/23/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos