When I first walked into this nearly 100 year old school, I was immediately taken back to my elementary school, which was probably of the same vintage. It wasn't hard to imagine students lining these halls.
I was a volunteer for the 2012 Augusta Photo Festival and had the good fortune to assist with several of the photography workshops held at the Heritage Academy in downtown Augusta.
From 1916 to 2000, the facility was known as the Houghton School. After extensive renovation, the school was opened in 2007 as the Heritage Academy.
Heritage Academy is an independent school offering an education to children of diverse economic, racial and ethnic backgrounds, empowering them to become a positive influence. Heritage Academy has an intentional mission to the children of low-income families
After the cards are written and mailed, the tree decorated, the wreath hung, the candles placed in the windows, the shopping done and the packages wrapped, I get into the Christmas spirit by popping the 1938 version of A Christmas Carol in the DVD player and when its over, the 1951 version with Alastair Sim as Scrooge.
Of all of the movie and tv renditions of this Christmas classic, these two are my favorites and the season is not complete until I've watched them both.
Some years ago in Paris, I picked up a copy of Un Chant de Noel. As a not-so-good student of the French language, I thought this familiar story would be an easy read and for the most part it is.
Tonight, I watched the 1938 version with French subtitles! A new tradition has been borne.
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I retired from a 25 year career on Wall Street and relocated to Augusta, GA in 2009.
I spend my time trying to improve my skills as a photographer when I'm not volunteering at the Augusta Public Library. I'm a big francophile trying to become a francophone and I love Paris.
"To be a photographer, one must photograph. No amount of book learning, no checklist of seminars attended, can substitute for the simple act of making pictures. Experience is the best teacher of all. And for that, there are no guarantees that one will become an artist. Only the journey matters". Harry Callahan
"Nothing happens when you sit at home. I always make it a point to carry a camera with me at all times...I just shoot at what interests me at that moment". Elliott Erwitt