Photo Challenge – Bridges

This week we are asked to capture any type or style of bridge.

Under the Ravenell Bridge

I live an hour north of Charleston but travel there at least once a month.  The Arthur Ravenell Jr bridge connecting Charleston and Mt. Pleasant fascinates me and I often stop for pictures.  You can see the bridge from downtown Charleston and there’s a park underneath the bridge on the Mt. Pleasant side.  I’ve also walked a portion of it twice.

You can see previous posts of the bridge from these links:

Photo Challenge – Weight(less)

A Sunday Walk

All Lined Up

The Bridge at Dusk

Just a Little Stroll

Photo Challenge – Look Up

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Photo Challenge – Friend

This week we are asked to share an image of a “friend”.

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You’ll find pineapples in most southern homes.  This is a cross stitch I did years ago and it hangs at our back door.  No one uses our front door!  

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Pineapple Fountain, Charleston, SC

The pineapple symbolizes hospitality and early travelers knew they would be welcome if a pineapple was placed outside the village or home.  A festive meal would be prepared for the traveler and the pineapple would serve as the centerpiece for the table and would later be eaten for dessert.

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Charleston was twice voted as the Friendliest City in the US by Conde Nast Magazine.  Come and visit Charleston and you’ll see why.

 

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Photo Challenge – Heritage

This week we are asked to share a photo that say “heritage” to us.  These photos say “Southern Heritage” to me.

Walk Under the Trees

Walk Under the Trees

Horse Drawn Carriage

Horse Drawn Carriage

Prince George Episcopal Church 1721

Prince George Episcopal Church founded 1721

On Behalf of a Grateful Nation

On Behalf of a Grateful Nation

The Back Steps

The Back Steps

Magnolia

Magnolia

Photos taken in Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Georgetown and Murrells Inlet, SC

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All Lined Up

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View of the USS Yorktown from below the Arthur Ravenell Jr Bridge

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Charleston Harbor

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Park Benches

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The Battery – Part 1

I visited my daughter in Charleston this past weekend and we spent some time walking the battery and taking photos.

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The Battery is a seawall used to defend Charleston during the Civil War.  Where cannon still stand, both tourists and locals can be seen every day enjoying the park.

 

Photo Challenge – Look Up

This week is all about taking a moment to check out what’s going on above you.

Look Up

These photos are from a recent walk with my daughter on the Arthur Ravenell Jr Bridge.  We were at an observation deck on the first span of the bridge and looking up, I had a sudden thought as to how insignificant we are in the greater scheme of life.  

 These links are from previous posts on the bridge- Just a Little Stroll and Photo Challenge – Weight(less)

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Just a Little Stroll

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View from the Arthur Ravenell Jr Bridge – From Mt. Pleasant to Charleston

 

My daughter suggested that we take a walk on the Arthur Ravenell Jr bridge.  It is 2 1/2 miles across and it has a lane for pedestrians and cyclists.  Our goal was to reach the first span and I’m happy to say that we made the goal with surprisingly little soreness today!

The pictures were taken from an observation deck.  The boats in the harbor are specks as seen in the first photo and you can see in the second photo the distance we walked.  Since what goes up has to come down, we walked a total of 1 1/2 miles.  Needless to say, going down was much easier than going up!