Post Tagged with: "Cynthia Bledsoe"

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:  Nice-looking house, but where?

MYSTERY: Nice-looking house, but where?

If you live in the Charleston area, this house might look familiar, but where is it? Send your best guess to: — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

by · 04/30/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
Young and older enjoy stories at Charleston Tells.  Photo by Michael Kaynard.

FOCUS: Charleston Tells evolves into a quarterly storytelling series

By Cynthia Bledsoe, special to Charleston Currents | I’ve been a storytelling lover now for more than 40 years. What is it about stories, anyway?

As a child I loved listening to family stories: stories about how my parents met, what my father was like when he was a child, and what my brothers and sisters did before I was born. That love of stories quickly moved into a love of reading, though my love of listening never died. When I found out that there are actual storytelling festivals where professional tellers spin yarns and stories that make you tear up and laugh until your sides hurt, I was hooked and discovered I’m not alone.

CALENDAR, Dec. 19+:  Lots going on at Marion Square

CALENDAR, Dec. 19+: Lots going on at Marion Square

Holiday Festival of Lights:  Continues nightly through Jan. 1, James Island County Park, James Island.  The 27th presentation of the annual festival features an estimated two million shimmering lights.  It’s one of the top 10 holiday light shows in the nation. Underneath the Lintel:  Through Dec. 23, 477 King St., Charleston.  PURE Theatre will offer “Underneath the Lintel” as its holiday production in lieu of another […]

by · 12/19/2016 · Comments are Disabled · calendar
PHOTO ESSAY:  Cynthia’s Italian vacation

PHOTO ESSAY: Cynthia’s Italian vacation

You’ve got to love this colorful, watermelon-themed bicycle parked on a street in Florence, Italy. How Italian! How uplifting!

This photo and others below are by Charleston’s Cynthia Bledsoe, who has a photographic eye we’ve long admired. When we learned she was headed to Italy recently for a vacation, we asked her to share some of her favorite travel pictures with us to give us a taste and feel of Italy. You won’t be disappointed starting with some photos from Tuscany and Umbria in the north and followed by images from the Sorrento area south of Naples. Thanks, Cynthia!

by · 04/27/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Photos
PHOTOS: Spring scenes

PHOTOS: Spring scenes

This is the first tulip we’ve seen this year, a sure sign (with all of the pesky pollen) that spring is on the way. While rain seems to be the order for the week, it has some benefits — such as cleaning all of the pollen from the air…

by · 03/23/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Photos
Chetter Galloway of Virginia thrilled audiences at last year's Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival.  Photo by Cynthia Bledsoe.

PHOTO: Storytelling festival approaches

Virginia storyteller Chetter Galloway thrilled audiences at last year’s Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival in downtown Charleston. The event returns March 13-14.

by · 03/02/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Photos