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A ship is rounding Drum Island Reach.  Photo taken by Crayton Walters, 2006.

PHOTO ESSAY: Views from the water

Our friends at the Charleston Branch Pilots Association have a perspective on Charleston that’s different from most folks’.  They see the Holy City from the water as much as they do from the land.   Here are some photos taken through the years that highlight the area’s continuing and important connection to the maritime economy.  Enjoy.

MYSTERY PHOTO: Large bronze statue

MYSTERY PHOTO: Large bronze statue

Here’s a large bronze statue, but where is it and who is it?  Bonus points:  Why sculpted 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.” Photo sleuth George Graf of Palmyra, Va., proved his mettle and deserves a medal or something better […]

by · 11/27/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
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.”

by · 11/20/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
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. 

by · 11/13/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
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.

by · 11/06/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Andy Brack, Photo Essay, Photos, Views
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. 

by · 11/06/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
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.

by · 10/30/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
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