Photos

MYSTERY PHOTO: Big gun

MYSTERY PHOTO: Big gun

Contributing photographer Michael Kaynard of Charleston sent along this photo of a big, old gun that’s located somewhere in South Carolina.  But where?  Have you seen it?  Send your best guess – plus your name and hometown – to editor@charlestoncurrents.com.  In the subject line, write: “Mystery Photo guess.”

Last issue’s mystery: The Jan. 16 mystery, “Cloudy bridge,” is a photo of Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala.  It may be, as sleuth George Graf wrote, the most famous bridge in the nation’s civil rights struggle.

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Cloudy bridge

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Cloudy bridge

Here’s a bridge outside of South Carolina that you might recognize.  But where is it?  Send your best guess – plus your name and hometown – to editor@charlestoncurrents.com.  In the subject line, write: “Mystery Photo guess.”

by · 01/16/2018 · 0 comments · Mystery Photo, Photos
Enjoying the view. Photo by Islandscape Landscaping via WestOf.

FOCUS: First the snow, now the thaw

Staff reports  |  With most people across the Lowcountry homebound because of the Great Charleston Snow of 2018, we solicited photos via Facebook from people around the area and were flabbergasted to receive more than 60 photos from 40 people. 

What’s amazing in looking through these photos is how you can see the storm and its impact through lots of different eyes.  You can find your favorite by going through the links above.  In addition to the photo above, here are five of our favorites…

OUR FAVORITES
PHOTOS: The Great Charleston Snow of 2018
MORE PIX of the Great Charleston Snow of 2018

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Winter wonderland

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Winter wonderland

Here’s a snow picture that we received over the last week, but where is it?  Does it look familiar?  (It should, for a couple of reasons.) Send your best guess – plus your name and hometown – to editor@charlestoncurrents.com.  In the subject line, write: “Mystery Photo guess.”

The Jan. 1 mystery, “The remains of a day,” showcased the remains of the Progressive Club, a civil rights landmark on Johns Island that is recognized as a start for citizenship schools.  They eventually led to the voter registration of hundreds of thousands of African Americans across the South. 

"Miriam," by photographer Trey Hopkins.  More: PalmettoPortraitStudio.com.  Used with permission.

MORE PIX of the Great Charleston Snow of 2018

Staff reports  |  With so many people enthusiastically responding with more great photos of the Great Charleston Snow of 2018 [Note to self: Write “snow,” not “snot”] and its slow-melting aftermath, we thought we’d provide you with some more looks about what’s happened in the area.

Below are 30 more photos — this time from two dozen shutterbugs — organized in three basic categories:  People, places and things.  Enjoy seeiing cats, dogs, snowmen, Star Wars snobots, flowers, fruits and even a kid jumping for joy.

PHOTOS: The Great Charleston Snow of 2018

PHOTOS: The Great Charleston Snow of 2018

We’ve collected several photos from around Charleston County of their photographic impressions of the Great Charleston Snow of 2018.  Thanks to all who contributed. (More photos being added now)

Click the link above to findphotos from North Charleston, Hanahan, Sullivan’s Island, Folly Beach, downtown Charleston, West Ashley and James Island.  If you wan to send your photos, send to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com

MYSTERY PHOTO:  The remains of a day

MYSTERY PHOTO:  The remains of a day

The remains of this building have a place in area history, but what was it?  (Hint:  It could be related to something mentioned in this issue.) Send your best guess – plus your name and hometown – to editor@charlestoncurrents.com.  In the subject line, write: “Mystery Photo guess.”

The Dec. 18 mystery, contributed by Hanahan photographer Chuck Boyd, shows the postal museum at the U.S. Post Office at the corner of Meeting and Broad streets in Charleston – one of the infamous Four Corners of Law.

Hats off to several alert readers who correctly identified the display:  Michael Kaynard, J.J. Anderson and Kristina Wheeler of Charleston; Chris Brooks of Mount Pleasant; former James Island resident Tom Brown of Jacksonville, Fla.; Judy Roumillat of North Charleston; George Graf of Palmyra, Va.; and Archie Burkel of James Island.

by · 01/01/2018 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
MYSTERY PHOTO:  Very official-looking room

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Very official-looking room

Hanahan photographer Chuck Boyd sent along this very official-looking local mystery.  But what and where is it?  Send your best guess – plus your name and hometown – to editor@charlestoncurrents.com.  In the subject line, write: “Mystery Photo guess.”

Virginia sleuth solves tough mystery
Last week’s mystery was one of the toughest ever.  It sought the location of a portrait of retired Democratic U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings of Isle of Palms was one of the toughest in a long time. 

Chris Brooks of Mount Pleasant  got a half mark for knowing that the portrait was moved from what was the Hollings Judicial Center before it was renamed for the late federal judge Waties Waring.  Upon the renaming, which was requested by Hollings (the only time a federal building has been renamed like this), the portrait was moved to Columbia.

But only one Currents reader — George Graf of Palmyra, Va., — knew that the portrait is now in a room in a new part of the Thomas Cooper Library at the University of South Carolina that is named in honor of Hollings. 

by · 12/18/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
Scarves on sale at a Market in Mostar with the town pictured in the background. (Michael Kaynard)

PHOTO ESSAY: Bullish on the Balkans

Photographers Michael Kaynard and Cynthia Bledsoe of Charleston recently enjoyed a cruise with stops along the Balkan peninsula in southeastern Europe.

Kaynard, our contributing photographer, emphasized how warm the people were and how many of them spoke English and several other languages – vital in an economy that gets tourists from around the world.)

Click to enjoy these photos.

by · 12/11/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Photo Essay, Photos
MYSTERY PHOTO:  Where did this portrait go?

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Where did this portrait go?

If you’ve been around South Carolina politics for a little while, you probably know the identity of the man painted in this portrait.  That’s not the information we’re seeking with this mystery.  Rather, we want to know where the portrait is located.  For bonus points, where was it, say, three years ago and why did it move?  Send your best guess to: feedback@statehousereport.com – and please make sure to include your name and hometown.  In the subject line, write: “Mystery Photo guess.”

by · 12/11/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos