Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Water Tower

The water tower sits atop the former J. B. White's Department Store, founded in 1874. It was one of the first department stores in the country and for many years the leading department store in Augusta. Located on Augusta's Broad Street, the last downtown store, which opened in 1925, was closed in 1978 when it was replaced with a new store at the mall. The store remained empty for nearly 30 years until a project to redevelop the building into condominiums, retail and office space was begun. Unfortunately, the project is only partially completed.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Savannah Rapids

Upon close inspection of this image on the computer, I noticed that a bird had found its way into the frame. I'm not an orinithologist, so I can't tell what kind of bird - an egret, heron or crane perhaps? If you know, please enlighten me.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Shady Path

Shade: A welcome respite from the heat during a midafternoon walk along the Canal.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Kayaks on the Canal

The man-made Augusta Canal was begun in 1845 to transport barges of cotten and goods. Today the Canal is a recreational area to be enjoyed like these kayakers.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Last week, I traveled to Athens, GA, located two hours west of Augusta to visit the State Botanical Gardens. The Garden is a 313-acre preserve set aside by the University of Georgia over forty years ago as a living laboratory for education, research, recreation. Periodically, I will share Garden photos like this one...

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Appleby Concert Series

A night of operatic music with Melanie Larsen & Friends.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Elevation 138 Feet

In 1908 the City of Augusta Forces built a levee (dirt and rocks) to protect the City from flooding, (by hand with mules for six years) but in 1929 the most significant flooding occurred which came over the existing levee structure and severely flooded downtown once again. In 1936, a Flood Control Act was passed and the Corps of Engineers rebuilt the levee, by mandate, to the height that it is now.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

One More Town Clock

Located in front of the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

Shallow DOF

Tree found along the Savannah River.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Lantern at Paine College

One of a pair of lanterns that flank the entrance of Mary Helm Hall at Paine College.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Another Musical Evening in the Appleby Garden

At last night's concert, Hotlanta Dixieland Jazz band performed an array of songs from Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael, Louis Armstrong and other dixieland greats. Audience choice made up the majority of  the program, making this an true audience participation event. Another great evening under the stars!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Speer Bronzes

These two bronze statues, 'Horse and Rider' and 'Figure of a Woman' by Margaret Speer are on display at the Morris Museum.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Friday, June 3, 2011

Appleby Library Garden Concert

Located in the Summerville Historic District, Appleby Library is a branch library of the East Central Georgia Regional Library System and is significant as an example of the Greek Revival style of architecture.

The house was constructed in 1830 and over the years, few changes were made to its exterior. Scott B. Appleby bought it in 1928 where it remained in the family until it was donated in 1954 to the Augusta City Council for use as a library. Dedication ceremonies took place in the gardens in 1955.

Appleby Library is a significant member of the Summerville Historic District as a neighborhood library offering many services including its summer outdoor concert series, “Evenings at the Appleby.”

Here, patrons are enjoying last Tuesday's program of classical music played by Jason Maynard & Friends in the Appleby Garden.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Under Construction - CDP Theme Day

The Augusta Salvation Army Kroc Center construction project displaced several dilapidated homes. The homes shown here were moved and de-construction before being re-constructed as part of the overall Kroc Center project. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

The Kroc Center grand opening happens in 67 days.
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