Saturday, December 31, 2011

Friday, December 30, 2011

Church Steeple























St. Paul's Episcopal Church - Augusta, GA

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Reindeer Wreath






















"Now, Dasher! Now, Dancer! Now, Prancer and Vixen! On, Comet! On, Cupid! On, Donner and Blitzen!"  Oops...the wreath only has seven reindeer!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

For Rent















Stores available on Broad Street in Downtown Augusta.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Downtown Shoe Repair Shop













I don't remember passing by the Fox Shoe Repair and Shoe Shine Shop at night, so I can't say whether the 'Fox' in the sign still lights up. Unfortunately, the neon tubes forming Shoe and Repairs are missing and the paint is faded, but the shop was open for business the day I took this photo. The shop is located at 218 7th Street in Downtown Augusta.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Parade


















Santa aboard one of the Augusta-Richmond County fire trucks making his way down Broad Street in the Christmas parade.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Riverwalk













The Augusta Riverwalk, a popular destination at any time of year, features a children’s playground and various gardens. Two museums are located off the walkway along with the Jessye Norman Amphitheater and several restaurants. The Riverwalk is great for families out for some fresh air along the Savannah River.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Theme Day Photo - Action Shot






This photo was taken on the campus of Augusta State University. Panning is a technique I rarely use, but the result is a feeling of movement and speed. A big thank-you to my regular viewers and for the newbies - thanks for visiting, come back often and please feel free to leave a comment.

Click here to view thumbnails for all theme day participants.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Red Teapot Bird House






















One of several unique bird houses for sale at this year's Arts in the Heart Festival.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

It's Miller Time






















When the Miller Theater opened in 1940 at 708 Broad Street in Augusta, it was considered one of the finest theaters in the South. The Theater closed in the mid 1980s when multiplex theaters became the norm. Perhaps Symphony Orchestra Augusta will be able to raise enough money during this difficult economic environment to bring the Miller back to life and make the Theater its new home. Time will tell...

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Americana






















Americana Artworks Custom Tattoo Parlo is one of the more colorful storefronts on Broad Street in downtown Augusta.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Small Business Saturday



















After the craziness of 'Black Friday'... Small Business Saturday aims to give independent retailers such as The Book Tavern, located at 1026 Broad Street, a piece of the pie and at the same time, boost local economies. See you Downtown!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving is Done...













And the holiday decorating begins.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Tradition Continues













A life size statue of James Brown stands in the middle of Broad Street at the north end of the Augusta Common between 8th and 9th streets.

Today we are reminded of the annual turkey giveaway, begun more than two decades ago by James Brown. Many families in need will receive a turkey for their Thanksgiving dinner from the James Brown Family Children Foundation. Hopefully, none will be turned away.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Wallace Monument Dedication

















Samuel Butler Wallace, Jr. (1878-1938). a graduate of Howard University and pastor of Augusta's Trinity CME Church, envisioned a library where black children, denied access to local public libraries, could study, read for pleasure and conduct research. He led a letter writing campaign that resulted in the white community donating the old firehouse on Gwinnett Street now known as Laney-Walker Boulevard. The black community responded by donating books and the Community Library was opened in the fall of 1937. After the death of Rev. Wallace, his wife, Etta V. Wallace continued his work, serving as Library Director until 1953.

A Buffalo Soldier, Wallace served in the Spanish American War as a member of the legendary 10th Calvary, he fought at San Juan Hill in 1898. He posthumously received a commendation from President Lyndon B. Johnson for his service in the Spanish American War.

The current library building was named the Wallace Branch Library and dedicated in April 1958.


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Hosannah Baptist Church













Hosannah Baptist Church, organized in 1829 and located at 1729 Ellis Street in Augusta, GA

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pedestrian Bridge


Bridge over the Augusta Canal.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Saint Paul's Episcopal Church














Yesterday, I posted an exterior view of Augusta's oldest church. This was shot hand-held in a very dark church. Next time, I'll try to have a tripod with me to do this space justice. Thanks for the suggestion Leif Hagen.

(I'm still in Paris with just my laptop. So until I return, I'll only have photographs from this blog available to post).

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Saint Paul's Episcopal Church

















This is a re-post.

Saint Paul's Episcopal Church was established in 1750 by the Church of England at the site of Fort Augusta. The Church, located on the corner of 6th and Reynolds Street, is the oldest church congregation in Augusta. The original building was of Gothic architecture, but burned down during the Revolutionary War. The second church burned down during the Great Augusta Fire of 1916. The current church building of colonial architecture was designed by Henry Wendell and was completed in 1919.


Saturday, November 12, 2011

It's Getting to Be That Time














Temperatures are falling and it's time to plant these delightful flowers. They're hardy and will even survive a blanket of snow and freezing temperatures.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Armistice Day in Paris


















I'm in Paris!
On November 11th, the dead of two world wars are remembered. This morning, the French President and others laid wreaths and made speeches at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under the Arc de Triomphe. This photo was taken on the Champs Elysées after the ceremony. Notice the American flag in the background.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

This is Not Augusta














Bonjour Paris!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Discarded Signs













The party's over...

Sunday, November 6, 2011

An Old Abandoned Filling Station













The pumps are gone, but the building is for rent!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Reflections













The Sutherland Mill

Friday, November 4, 2011

Dinner Bell?

The George Walton Farm House at Meadow Garden

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Imperial Marquee













Opened on February 18, 1918, the Imperial is an 853-seat theatre located in downtown Augusta at 749 Broad Street.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Abandoned












I initially titled this post 'Shack in the Woods', but it struck me that this was once someone's home and shack didn't seem appropriate.
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