Doors of Charleston

A favorite subject of photographers of Charleston, South Carolina, is various doorways. The doors seem to be colorful and somewhat rustic or nicely decorated. Some of the buildings are very well maintained and in a few cases you get these interesting worn walls. Recently I enjoyed walking around the old section of Charleston defined byContinue reading “Doors of Charleston”

Path Along the Ashley River

This is a Southern Live Oak on a path along the Ashley River. Middleton Place in South Carolina is covered with these mossy trees. You can stroll the grounds and enjoy the vista of lakes and and the Ashley River intermingled with interesting trees. Also there are gardens which Henry Middleton envisioned and began toContinue reading “Path Along the Ashley River”

Footbridge

I always like photographing old footbridges like this.  Their unique designs and scenic settings make interesting photos.  This particular bridge connects The Inn at Middleton Place with the restaurant and main grounds. The walk takes you around the lake with a view of the Rice Mill, manicured lawns and mossy trees. Also, there could beContinue reading “Footbridge”

Old Mill

About 15 miles northwest of Charleston South Carolina, along the Ashley River, is a plantation called Middleton Place. This is a National Historic Landmark, home to the oldest landscaped gardens in America, scenic lakes, old buildings and wildlife. This is an old rice mill on one of the lakes. The lake is surrounded by manicuredContinue reading “Old Mill”

Garden of Harmony and Peace

Zig Zag Bridge at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Japanese Garden Dedicated in 1977, our 14-acre Japanese Garden, one of the largest in North America, represents an evolution of centuries of tradition and a multiplicity of distinctly Japanese cultural influences. Incorporating carefully designed plantings, waterfalls, beaches and islands, the Japanese Garden invites visitors to experience theContinue reading “Garden of Harmony and Peace”

Linnean House

The Missouri Botanical Garden is a botanical garden located at 4344 Shaw Boulevard in St. Louis, Missouri. It is also known informally as Shaw’s Garden for founder and philanthropist Henry Shaw. Built in 1882, the Linnean House (also “Linnæan House” in some historical references) is the oldest continuously operated public greenhouse west of the Mississippi River. ItContinue reading “Linnean House”

Daylilies at The Cascades

Daylilies in front of another Forest Park icon. In the background is a waterfall which may be the parks most prominent feature. Some of my earliest memories are of climbing up to the top to see where it was coming from. Now every photographer in the world is here doing wedding shots for their clients. Continue reading “Daylilies at The Cascades”

Bandstand

The Nathan Frank Bandstand is one of the interesting in St. Louis’ Forest Park. The original bandstand on this site was built around the time Forest Park opened in 1876. Constructed of wood, it was renovated for the 1904 World’s Fair and was one of the Fair’s most photographed structures. Concerts held there were popularContinue reading “Bandstand”

Skiing into the Night

The Min-Aqua Bats practice for their summer shows while helpers wait for them on the dock and a few spectators watch from their boats in the distance. Since the early 50’s this ski team has thrilled vacationers in Minocqua, Wisconsin with their acrobatics on water. This is a team practicing building a pyramid in theContinue reading “Skiing into the Night”

Springtime

All seasons in Forest Park are worth a visit. This section between the Grand Basin and Post Dispatch lake is particularly scenic. It has multiple streams, bridges, wildlife and flowers. You can view the St. Louis Art Museum from the Grand Basin and walk over to the Boat House for lunch. A nice way toContinue reading “Springtime”