Travel Photos

This website is where I post travel photos from my various travels. It is a random sampling of some of my favorite pictures and places, rather that a travelogue type of format. I prefer this site to be a photographic glimpse of places in general. I hope you enjoy. ***NOTE: I don't update this blog frequently any longer. If you'd like to see more of my photos you can check out my Flickr site here: My Travel Photos

Location: Camano Island, Washington, United States

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Historic Charleston..Then and Now

I was just looking through a collection of Civil War photographs that are located at the Library of Congress website. They had a collection of photos taken in Charleston, South Carolina right at the close of the war in April 1865. In looking through the pictures, a bell went off in my head...I had taken very similar pictures just last April, when we visited Charleston on vacation. So I began looking through both the historic and my modern photos, and found some that were taken at virtually the same location, creating an interesting then and now look at Charleston at the end of the Civil War in 1865, and 140 years later in 2005. Here are a few examples...

The old Market House was built in 1841. An enclosed market was located directly behind the building. It still is, and is a favorite with locals and tourists alike. Posted by Picasa

This modern photo was taken from the exact same vantage point. And no...I hadn't seen the historic photo previously! The beautifully restored Market Hall has housed The Confederate Museum since 1898. Posted by Picasa

This historic photo was taken looking north on Meeting Street with St. Michael's Church in the middle distance. St. Michael's was built in 1761, and George Washington worshiped here while visiting Charleston in 1791. Posted by Picasa

This modern view shows St. Michael's Church through the trees. The beautiful columned building in the foreground of both photographs is The South Carolina Society Hall, which was built in 1804, and has served as the Society's headquarters for over 200 years.

This historic photo is from the East Battery area at the southern tip of Charleston. A dismantled gun is in the foreground in the middle of the street. Posted by Picasa

This is a slightly different angle taken from the same corner. The yellow house with the curved fence is the same house in the foreground of the historic photo. The pink house is still directly behind it, and you can make out the tall white columns of the third house just past the pink one. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Lake Powell, Arizona. Posted by Picasa

St. Augustine, Florida is one of the oldest, most historic cities in America. This is St. George Street, a pedestrian street which cuts through the historic district. While it is an interesting street to stroll along, I find it way too touristy, lined with t-shirt and ice cream shops. Posted by Picasa

Almira, Washington is one of those towns that time forgot. Posted by Picasa

Monday, January 16, 2006

This graceful bridge is the Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, Oregon. It was built in 1936. Posted by Picasa

I love finding little pieces of history like this. Back in the 1920's and 1930's most storefronts had the store name in tile at the front door. This well preserved example in located in the town of Snohomish, Washington. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico. Posted by Picasa

Street sign on the Penha Building in Willemstad, Curacao. Posted by Picasa

This is one of the many sidewalk cafes in Quebec City, Quebec. (Scanned print) Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

This picturesque little canal is just off the High Street in Canterbury, England. Posted by Picasa

Out for a stroll in Savannah, Georgia. Posted by Picasa

As the locals would say..."The mountain is out." Mount Rainier National Park, Washington Posted by Picasa