“Take a detour.
Discover small towns
and friendly faces
that don’t grow along the highway.”
― Khang Kijarro Nguyen

Sometime since Covid took hold of our lives, I started a new personal photography project.  This project was to visit small towns and interesting places in the Carolinas, my home.  Keith  Carter’s project resulting in his book,

From Uncertain to Blue, led me to this project.

Since the beginning of my exploration of this new subject matter, I have visited and photographed at the UFO Welcome Center,  Stumphouse Tunnel, the Swan Iris Garden, and Cowpens.

Today, Randy and I chose Abbeville, SC as our destination.  There was no particular reason we chose Abbeville.  We simply looked at the map for a destination that was within three hour’s drive of our home that we never visited before.

We arrived about a half an hour after sunrise in the downtown area.  I found the historic, colorful buildings to be so charming.

Looking Up

Looking Up

The details that were found were amazing!

Door Detail

Door Detail

 

Under Construction

Under Construction

 

Church Entry

Church Entry

When we arrived, we found some streets closed to vehicles.  They were closed for a run in the early morning followed by a Christmas parade later in the morning.  We were able to experience some of the runners, but left before the parade started.

Run!

Run!

I was photographing this scene before the dinosaur family arrived.  I found the composition so much more interesting with their arrival.

The motto of Abbeville is “Pretty. Near. Perfect.”  We did not disagree.

I thoroughly enjoyed today’s exploration and cannot wait to visit our next destination in the Carolinas!

 

 

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Mary Presson Roberts
Mary Presson Roberts

I am a travel and fine art photographer living and working in the Carolinas. My camera has taken me to places I never would have experienced and to people I never would have met. Photography has truly changed my life! Using my blog, I hope to share the joys of both travel and photography.

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    What a fun day! Beautiful images. You would enjoy visiting Edgefield also, if you haven’t already.

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thank you! I will definitely put Edgefield on my list. Thanks, so much, for the suggestion!

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