Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tree-Lined













Cumming Road in the historic Summerville section of Augusta.

Monday, May 30, 2011

On This Memorial Day...

































God Bless America!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Lake Olmstead Stadium















Home of Augusta's Greenjacket minor league baseball team.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

La Maison on Telfair
















 La Maison, Augusta's premier French restaurant and wine bar.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Old Medical College Building















Built in 1835 as the first permanent building of the Medical College of Georgia. Notice the doric columns and stucco exterior walls scored to look like stone.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building



















Constructed between 1956 and 1958, this nine-story marble clad building was constructed to house the courts and offices of both the City of Augusta and Richmond County. The building replaced the 1820 Federal style courthouse that sat directly behind it until 1958.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Cupola Reflected




































The cupola reflected here was removed from Union Station before it was demolished in 1972 and relocated to the front yard of the Old Richmond Academy.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Another Cemetary Fence

Here is another example of ironwork design circling the Howard family plot in the Summerville Cemetary. The monument is in memory of Frances Matilda, the youngest daughter of John and Louisa Howard.

I could make out most of the inscription.

"Young, Lovely, Innocent
Their joy, their pride
She cost her friends no ____
Until she died"

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Iron Fence at Summerville Cemetary















In this cemetery are buried the following eminent Georgians:

JOHN MILLEDGE (1757-1818), Revolutionary officer, Congressman, Governor (1802-1806). He gave the land on which the University of Georgia is built.

GEORGE WALKER CRAWFORD (1798-1872), lawyer, legislator, Congressman, Governor (1843-1847), Secretary of War under President Zachary Taylor, President of the State Secession Convention (1861).

CHARLES JONES JENKINS (1805-1883), lawyer, jurist, legislator, State Senator, Governor (1865-1868). Removed from office by Gen. Meade, he hid the State Seal, records and funds until Governor James Milton Smith was inaugurated in 1872.

ALFRED CUMMING (1802-1873) Superintendent of Indian Affairs on upper Missouri, appointed by President Buchanan first Governor of Territory of Utah (1857-1861) during the “Mormon War.” He retired from office when Georgia seceded from the Union.

JOSEPH RUCKER LAMAR (1857-1916), lawyer, legislator, jurist, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (1911-1916). He compiled “The Code of the State of Georgia.”

THOMAS CUMMING (1765-1834), the first “intendant” (Mayor) of Augusta (1798). He gave the land for the cemetery.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Big Green Door...






















of an abandoned downtown warehouse

Thursday, May 19, 2011

6th Street Railroad Bridge

Someday, I'll be fortunate enough to be near this bridge when a freight train passes . Hopefully, it will occur when I don't need to be somewhere in a hurry.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Church Steeple Before the Rain


First Christian Church is located at the corner of Greene and McIntosh Streets in downtown Augusta.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

ASU Fountain






















I've not counted the number of fountains located in Augusta - there are quite a few, but this one on the campus of Augusta State University is rather nice. Don't you agree?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Pops Under the Stars

Weather threatened to drive last night's Symphony Orchesta Augusta outdoor concert inside. Fortunately, the storm clouds passed and the concert proceeded as scheduled. The program consisted of works by Francis Scott Key, Leroy Anderson, Igor Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky. Featured artist, Niki Haris sang jazz standards and broadway tunes. All in all, it was a very pleasant evening.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Tired, Worn Out and Ugly













Little more needs to be said...

Friday, May 13, 2011

Sshhh...Don't Tell









I spent yesterday afternoon in Charleston!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Wrong Way















A tad obvious, don't you think?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

Morris Museum of Art Gallery

The Morris Museum of Art, located on the Riverwalk in downtown Augusta, is home to a broad collection of Southern art and a very pleasant place to spend an afternoon. 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Church of the Most Holy Trinity



















The Church is a classic example of the Early Romanesque Revival style of church architecture, with smooth, broad exterior wall surfaces. The cornerstone was laid July 19, 1857 and the building was consecrated April 12, 1863. The front part of the building is divided into three sections marked by piers. The left section is a tower of three stories. The right section is a bell tower of three levels with a belfry and spire above the third level.

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Garden Festival II

Another garden scene from the Sacred Heart Garden Festival in Augusta last weekend.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Chico's Bike
















The pickup must be in the shop!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Garden Festival Exhibit















Kind of makes you want to sit and have a glass of lemonade!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Sacred Heart School Cupola

The old Rectory building, the former Convent building and the Sacred Heart School building house the administrative offices of local arts groups and other non-profit organizations, including the Greater Augusta Arts Council, Augusta Ballet, Choral Society, Children’s Chorale, Community Outreach for the Handicapped, Augusta Opera, Augusta Players, Augusta Symphony, Girls Scouts and the Red Cross.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Sacred Heart Garden Festival






















Augusta's historic Sacred Heart Cultural Center was the focus for classic southern gardening during its 20th annual Garden Festival this weekend. Visitors experienced the finest examples of garden and floral displays with opportunnities to buy unique plants, shop at the marketplace, learn from garden experts and tour extraordinary private gardens. 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Theme Day: Mailbox

Somewhat in keeping with today's theme...the box I use to contain the clutter on my desk.  For more  Click here to view thumbnails for all participants in the City Daily Photo Theme Day.
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