Saturday, April 30, 2011

Lockkeeper's Cottage at Savannah Rapids


Once the Lockkeeper's Cottage, now a visitor's center and museum.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Augusta Commons

Green space located in downtown Augusta between Broad and Jones Streets in the middle of the block between 8th and 9th Streets.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

First Baptist Church Steeple

I finally managed to get a shot of this steeple with a great sky behind it. First Baptist Church as been a construction site for some time but, a new Chapel and Fellowship Hall will be dedicated in June 2011.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

New Court of Law

The new Augusta Richmond County Judicial Center will be dedicated on May 18th and will consoladate the Superior, State, Civil-Magistrate, Juvenile and Probate court functions of the county. Lady Justice will greet all who enter.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Savannah Rapids Gate House

An up close view of the 1875 Gate House and Locks. For a better perspective of the Gate House, click here.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Atop the Lamar Building


Another view of Augusta's tallest structure and its I.M. Pei-designed penthouse. More views can be seen here and here.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber Building was designed by internationally known architect, I.M. Pei (1976) and is located at 600 Broad Street in Augusta's downtown historic district. The building was constructed in the middle of the Augusta's widest street.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Godfather of Soul

There's a lifesize (he wasn't a tall man) bronze statue of Augusta's own James Brown with cape and microphone on Broad Street between 8th and 9th Streets. Residents and visitors alike have had their photos taken with Mr. Brown.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tower of Inspiration






















This abstract 45' stainless steel sculpture by Richard Hunt was installed in Springfield Village Park across from Springfield Baptist Church in 2002.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Time to Lower the Banner






















Congratulations to 2011 Masters Champion, Charl Schwartzel. Until next year...

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Not a Used Car Lot...

but, one of several parking areas for patrons of the Masters Golf Tournament.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

ASU History Walk






















The History Walk chronicles the history of the University, the former Augusta Arsenal and historic neighborhoods.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Dining Shed















Peeking through the trees is the Dining Shed located on the banks of the Augusta Canal near the Canal Headgates.  This rustic, circa 1935 screened dining facility is used for parties, reunions and weddings.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Lake Olmstead













Lake Olmstead is great for boating, fishing and bird watching.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Riverwalk












The Riverwalk is located in downtown Augusta between the Savannah River and a historic levee that served to protect Augusta from the raging waters of the Savannah River. The raised portion of the Riverwalk shown here is atop the levee. Major floods occurred in 1908, 1919, 1921 and 1929. The levee was strengthen in 1929 and in 1954, Congress authorized the construction of Clarks Hill Dam, which was built upstream and controls the River's flow through Augusta and Savannah.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011

75th Masters Tournament






















Today begins Masters Week in Augusta. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are practice days with the Tournament running Thursday through Sunday. The first Tournament was held in 1934 and every year thereafter except for a 3-year hiatus from 1943 to 1945. The Augusta National Golf Club was closed during WWII and in support of the war effort, the Course grounds were used for raising cattle and turkeys.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Geraniums



















Geraniums are in the planters...the herbs are next!  Happy Saturday!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Theme Day Photo - Edges
















Water falling off the 'edge' at the Savannah Rapids. For more City Daily Photo theme day photos...Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.
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