Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold 2

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I know that this challenge was couple of weeks ago. I shot this picture last week while we were in Tunica, Mississippi but I didn’t have my card reader with me.I shot this picture especially for this challenge. So I said to myself what the heck I’m going to post it anyway.

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Then I thought I couldn’t show just one, so I put together a few more. Hopefully to entertain your eyes.

This beautiful Victorian house is in Eureka,California  I have admired it for many years every time I would go North on Vacation, which was at least once a year from 1970 to 1997. It was built for William Carson it took over one hundred men over two years to construct. This Victorian house  is called the Carson Mansion. I have many photographs  but one in particular that I love BUT I’ll have to look for it.

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Last week the challenge was monuments  and I posted about Powder Works Gun Powder. Then it became cotton mill. The Company had a few houses for employees, they were called  Shot Gun Houses.  A “shotgun house” is a narrow rectangular domestic residence, usually no more than 12 feet (3.5 m) wide, with rooms arranged one behind the other and doors at each end of the house. It was the most popular style of house in the Southern United States from the end of the American Civil War (1861–65), through the 1920s. I got this information -  From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia -  The threshold to  life for some.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

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As a child I didn’t know much about my family. Then a few years ago I started doing some research. My Dad I found was born in Atlanta,Georgia and my mom was born in San Antonio ,Texas. My grandparents were born in Alabama,Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi  Lord knows were else. I’m mentioning all of this because the Southern United States has always fascinated me. Until I did this research I never really knew why. If it hadn’t been for my mom and dad I probably would have been born in the South. It stead of New York City were they make that Pace Picante Sauce. When people usually asks were I was born,I usually say it with a southern draw. Growing up I was always interested in the history of the United States. That brings me why I’m telling y’all  this because my monument is about the South. The Civil War or as some say between the North and the South. The obelisk chimney 150 foot in the photo below is the only thing still standing from the original Augusta powder works. The original plant stretched out for two miles along the Augusta Canal. It branched off the Savannah River back to the Savannah River. The plant made gunpowder for the confederate army. It was the 2nd largest gunpowder plant in the world at the time. the buildings were torn down  after the was rebuilt for a textile mill.

The Sibley cotton mill was built on the site as a private venture in 1880-82, using bricks from the demolished powder works, it one of the largest and most successful cotton mills in the region.

Powder works were seized and dismantled after the war ended, the commandant, Colonel G.W. Rains, asked in 1872, that the Obelisk Chimney be spared as he had designed it to remain a monument to the Confederacy.

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The American Civil War, 1861–1865

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

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My favorite model is Cooter my dog. He appears to be, that is I have a lot of photos of him, from the time we first rescued off the streets when he was only a couple months old. Here he is going through the threshold of a pass through rock.

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Threshold to China or just a gopher..

Granddaughters at the age of Four “4” and Eight “8” the threshold of life and what a better way to start it in Disney World. Watching a parade and seeing all the Disney characters coming down the street. DSC00019 copy

The “Guardian” at the threshold of one of the greatest wonders of the world.  Guardian is the name I gave this rock that overlooks the Grand Canyon. When I took this picture I was thinking that it looked like a statue over looking the canyon that the makers of the canyon put it there. DSC_1483 copy The Guardian of the Canyon

These people are on the threshold of rebuilding their life after Hurricane Katrina in Biloxi Mississippi.

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There are many definitions of threshold and these are just a few of them.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection

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This first photo is a reflection of the past. This was the Confederate Powder works, Civil War black powder plant in Augusta Georgia. Built in 7 months completed in Feb/March 1862. The Augusta,Georgia canal was mainly built for industrial use but shortly after built, was also use for transporting gun power to the Savannah River. The canal is connected on both ends to the Savannah River it is one of a few canals still used in the South.

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A reflection of a sunset  over Lake Sinclair in Milledgeville,Georgia. The tall stack is  part of the Georgia Power Company across the Highway.

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A reflection of a building in a store front in Washington, Georgia

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River [name unknown] town Scarborough,Georgia

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I.m a little late on this challenge but better late than never.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

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Street scenes from Savannah, Georgia – River Street

This a cobble stone road leading down to river street from the main street that parallels river street. Savannah has shuttle busses from in town to river street because there is very limited parking in that area.

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Shuttle bus

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Balcony dining and looking out over the Savannah River. I don’t remember the name of this place but I do remember they have the best darn Fried Green Tomatoes.

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People gathering in front of the candy store. Good place.

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Old trolley tracks

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Savannah River Paddle Boat –”Georgia Queen”

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

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Here’s my granddaughters checking out what  a fish sees when in an aquarium.

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Heh, grandpa this is pretty cool.

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Grandpa, hurry up we can’t hold our breath much longer.

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It is scary enough photographing the belly of one sting ray and holding your breath and worrying about getting your camera wet- but a whole flock – gaggle – swarm  how about a bunch.

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Don’t you just love photography. This is better than Star Wars.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

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Getting to higher ground to better to see another mountain. to see another mountain. DSC_0961 copy

This is the perspective of the higher mountain. How high was he see for yourself.

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This was just a ride one day to see some of the area outside of all the glitter of Las Vegas. WE had a great time and finishing it off with a nice dinner at one of the restaurant in  Vegas, then head to the slot machines. It doesn’t  get any better than that.

This was just a ride one day to see some of the area outside of all the glitter of Las Vegas. WE had a great time and finishing it off with a nice dinner at one of the restaurant in  Vegas, then head to the slot machines. It doesn’t  get any better than that