Al and I found more old, industrial magic in West Greenville from what probably was an abandoned mill site. The blend of old timey industrial engineering, sculptural appearance and aging as well as the shadow are hard not to love.
This is one of my favorite sites to photograph and was one of the first places I photographed when Iwe moved to SC. The mill is slowly slipping into complete entropy, which is sad because I think it should be made into historical site with a full but correct renovation as it is part of our history in the Upstate.
Al and I were riding out in the country near Newberry, SC. The countryside is amazing in the fall with perfect light and great color.A bonus was when the engineer stopped to chat with us.
This was part of our trip to Jocassee Valley this week.
Yesterday, Al and I went driving around and found ourselves in Tuxedo, NC, which has some great stuff to look at, like Staton’s Grocery. Country stores like this probably will not be around much longer and short of buying them, I can only save them photographically.
Old country stores and the associated landscapers are so engaging and worth studying.
Al and I went out fairly deep into the local countryside and found an old farm with the inevitable kudzu. The current forest fires gave everything an odd bluish, smoky haze, good for photos, bad for breathing.
The Wile Carding Mill is a small but interesting historical site with a lot to see in a small, dark space. ” From 1860 to 1968, this water-powered mill lightened the workload for Nova Scotian farm families by carding a week’s worth of wool in one hour!”
All around Lunenburg there are small coves which house a few lobstering boats and associated buildings. This group of photographs represents a long look at such a cove. The building, boats. shapes and colors are what attracted me.