Posts tagged hometown
Monday at The Masters

There's probably no other sporting event that creates the amount of side hustle we see in Augusta during Masters Week. People will rent their houses and take a week of vacation off of work to cash in on a part time job cleaning houses, chauffeuring patrons, setting up chairs, catering, and a million other hospitality-related tasks that you might be able to imagine. Despite the traffic, the hope of attending the tournament and the excitement surrounding the influx of tourists brings everyone in Augusta together for one incredible week each year. 

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Brunch at Hammond's Ferry Larder

Tucked away at the entrance of Hammond's Ferry, a new urbanist community in North Augusta, SC, you'll find a project from Manuel Verney-Carron called Hammond's Ferry Larder. Hammond's Ferry Larder, or HF Larder, as it's affectionately known, offers lunch and dinner options with brunch on Saturday mornings.

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Arts in the Heart of Augusta

During the second weekend of September each year (which is, undoubtedly, the hottest weekend before the Fall season arrives), Downtown Augusta is home to the Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival. Arts in the Heart is a three-day festival that celebrates global arts, food, and culture. There are various stages scattered throughout the core of downtown Augusta that highlight music, spoken word poetry, acting, and more. The Global Village located in the Augusta Common highlights food from over twenty different countries.

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Home, Sweet Home

I have to admit that sometimes I get anxious to finish up a roll of film. Instead of waiting for the perfect shot I'll try to take a few throw away photos just to be able to start fresh with a new roll. Sometimes I feel like I'm approaching my film photography all wrong. Who says each roll has to be specific to an event or location? Half the surprise of having film developed is seeing what actually comes out and experiencing the memories of moments you've already forgotten!

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Bedford Greenhouses

We started out walking around outside to look at all the plants and then wandered through the back of the lot by the half-emptied greenhouses. There were so many beautiful colors and textures to be found. After getting lost in a maze of plants, we made our way back around to the inside portion of the nursery. Inside were an assortment of pots and garden gifts and their succulents. Bedford Greenhouses has THE cutest terrarium bar! I've never seen anything like it.

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Birthday and Anniversary Week

We decided a few weeks back that we wanted to go to Manuel's Bread Cafe for our anniversary dinner. It's been years since I've had Manuel's for dinner and it seemed like the perfect occasion to indulge ourselves with an expensive meal. My mother-in-law was sweet enough to gift us with some money to go out to eat and celebrate our third year of marriage which made it an even better deal!

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Brick Pond Park

The Brick Pond Park in downtown North Augusta, South Carolina is a 40 acre restored wetlands that was developed to improve the environment through storm water treatment. The wetlands naturally filter and remove pollutants that travel through storm water runoff. Today the park is an oasis for native species and wildlife, making it a hot spot for local photographers.

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Colonial Times - Living History on Film

I'm playing catch-up on sharing some film scans I got back from The Darkroom. These are from our visit to Colonial Times: Under the Crown at the Living History Park in North Augusta, SC from back at the end of April. It was a fairly cloudy day but other than a little graininess, I'm fairly happy with how these turned out. Kodak film captures greens and reds so well! 

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Colonial Times: Under the Crown

One of my favorite events each spring is Colonial Times: Under the Crown. Held annually at the Living History Park (just a few blocks from our house), Colonial Times is a unique way to experience the history of the area by taking a step back in time to the American Revolution. A few times a year the public park is transformed into a trade show and fair filled with reenactors and skilled tradesmen. 

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I see a mansard roof through the trees...

Yesterday we held a press conference for work at the Zachariah Daniel House, 448 Greene Street. Recently purchased by a preservation-minded buyer, the home will be transformed into income-producing apartments int he near future. Exterior work has begun, but the interior work picture here began years ago by a home-owner who was in over their head. The Daniel house is a textbook example of the Second Empire style of architecture. Built around 1875, it was the home of a prominent Augusta grocer. Anyone who passes by is sure to fall in love with its mansard roof, quoins, bracketed eaves, and central tower. I'm looking forward to seeing this beauty transform.

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