Tuesday, August 01, 2006

More pictures

I wanted to run and jump in with these kids, they looked like they were having so much fun.
Our new bridge, which cost a bazillion dollars. Pretty fancy stuff.
Another fountain I wanted to jump in.
Looking out on the harbor.
Sidewalk graffiti.
Animal cruelty. Otherwise known as one of those things tourists do. I wanted to tell them all to get their fat asses out and walk.
More views of the harbor.
Houses on the Battery.
I have more pictures but Blogger doesn't seem to be cooperating. Hopefully I'll get them posted sometime today. And if anyone's curious, it was so hot my shoes were melting into the sidewalk while I was out taking these. But that's how much I love you all.


Blogger Lex Ham Rand said...

Aw, man these are so great! I spent so many hours as a child walking along the Battery, and wandering up and down those streets with the old homes. The Dock Street Theater, Catfish Row...

My best friend from high school got married at St. Luke's Chapel at Bee Street and Ashley back in 1999.


8/01/2006 4:39 PM  
Blogger Writing Blind said...

I went out to take them with you in mind. Like I said, I have a lot more but I can't seem to get them to post so check back later. And it really was hot as hell out there.

8/01/2006 4:40 PM  
Blogger Lex Ham Rand said...

Next time I come to Charleston I owe you an iced coffee!

8/01/2006 4:43 PM  
Blogger Writing Blind said...

Sounds like a deal. Maybe you can help me free the draft horses from their oppressive state. I really hate seeing them out there in this heat.

8/01/2006 4:45 PM  
Blogger Chad Simpson said...

Nice pics, Rebecca.

But please don't free the draft horses. You'll upset the balance of the universe, and the next thing you know, they'll have those children who were so insouciantly playing in the fountain leading the buggies.

--from the non-pretentious guy in sunglasses who doesn't like linking to himself

8/02/2006 6:08 AM  
Anonymous fringes said...

Great pictures, Rebecca. I rode in a mule-drawn carriage in New Orleans and the driver assured me (because I had to ask) that mules will stop when they get tired, as opposed to horses who will work and work until they drop dead of heat exhaustion. I guess I was in an animal-friendly taxi back to my car. Less emissions, less chance of stress-related death. We fed him carrots.

8/02/2006 7:26 AM  
Blogger Scott said...

Wow, that reminds me of San Francisco for some reason. It's far more beautiful than I imagined. Is it a nice place to live?

8/02/2006 7:49 AM  
Anonymous Jim said...

Oh, I do hope you're joking with the animal cruelty remark. I'm a horse owner, and my wife and I both drive carriages in downtown Indy. Believe me, it's not cruel to put horses to work pulling carriages. Truth is, the happiest horses are ones that have something to do, that have a job of some kind. The carriage company we work for is also extremely animal friendly (something that can't be said for all companies). If it's too hot out, we either wait to hit the streets until later in the evening when it's cooler or, in extreme cases, we simply don't go out at all that day. Heh, these animals do get pampered and spoiled.

Sorry, I guess it just ruffles my feathers a bit. I've been accosted by people who think we're abusing our horses when in reality the horses are some of the happiest and healthiest in the city. We love our animals and would never do anything that would cause them harm.

8/02/2006 8:01 AM  
Blogger Writing Blind said...

Chad, I guess my secret's out now isn't it?

Fringes, carrots are good. I like carrots.

Scott, it's okay. It's hot as hell though.

Jim, it's more a jab at the tourists than anything. Everywhere I went yesterday, there they were with their fanny packs and their trash and their "Charleston" t-shirts. Although I do think it was too hot for them to be doing the tours yesterday since like I said, my shoes were melting into the asphalt.

8/02/2006 8:31 AM  
Blogger Southern Writer said...

I'm an animal lover, too, so I empathize with your concern, but I'm with Jim on this one. Horses are happiest when they have a job. I do wish they didn't have to work in ungodly heat, though. That part, I'll agree with you about.

8/02/2006 2:49 PM  
Blogger Writing Blind said...

It's 115 today so I hope they gave them the day off. Like I said, I'm really more annoyed by the tourists than anything.

8/02/2006 2:53 PM  
Blogger willowtree said...

How beautiful. The best way to see what you saw- on a screen in an air conditioned room :).

8/02/2006 3:20 PM  
Blogger Writing Blind said...

Yeah, I won't be leaving the house again until at least mid-October.

8/02/2006 3:21 PM  
Blogger January said...

Great photos! Yes, a dip in the pool or some iced tea would be great on a day like today.

8/03/2006 2:15 PM  
Blogger Writing Blind said...

It is soooo hot again. It's just terrible.

8/03/2006 2:56 PM  

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