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Journey To Happiness

“Happiness is to be found along the way, not at the end of the road, for then the journey is over and it is too late.” ~Robert Updegraff

“The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what it is that interests you and that you can do well, and when you find it put your whole soul into it-every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have.”
~John D. Rockefeller III

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Photo Challenge: The Road Taken

Photo by Mac, take with a Nikon D3400

 

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Up Always, Back Never

“Look up, always. Look back, never.” ~Karen Quan

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Looking Up At Things

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Brick Structures

WILMINGTON HISTORIC & ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISTRICT

“With elegant plantation homes, historic buildings, and numerous attractions, Wilmington’s historic district is one of the most beloved parts of the city. Bound by Wright, S. 7th and Harnett Sts., and the Northeast Cape Fear River, this largely commercial district has been growing since the early 1700s and features a variety of architectural styles as well as underwater archaeological sites.” (Source)

I am a huge fan of history, as well as brick structures. Wilmington, at one time, was home of the Masons and you can see much of their handiwork in the historical district’s architecture. This water front city has amazing sights to see, a stroll through the streets does not disappoint. If you visit you are bound to see a touring horse drawn trolly. There is also a tour from the water on a tug boat that is offered. Lots of great sights, free offerings, as well as shopping and food. You will find Wilmington is an easy hour and half drive north, from Myrtle Beach, SC. 

 

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Tuesday Photo Challenge: Structure

Location: Wilmington, NC
Photos by Mac, Nikon D3400
February 2017

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Rainbows All Around

These photos were taken in Surfside Beach, SC; a very colorful little seaside town.  The following art piece was done by a local artist (Thomas Simpson, 2009). It is painted on the side of an entire restaurant. Quite eye-catching for this normal cinder block building. 

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Surfside Beach Art© by Mac

You will find many places with very colorful houses, on the beach and off; they are on stilts  (as you will see often on the West Coast, but not as often on the East Coast). This is a beautiful place, just a 20 minute drive from Myrtle Beach and less tourist ridden. Many of these houses are for rent, weekly, monthly, exc. There are also locals and many great local restaurants within walking and golf cart distance.

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Rainbow Houses #1© by Mac

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Rainbow Houses #2© by Mac

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Water Way© by Mac

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Rainbow Street© by Mac

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge
Photography by Mac, Nikon D3400

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Cobblestone Streets

I love visiting old towns with lots of brick buildings and cobblestone streets. Here is a view from one of my recent day trips to Downtown, Wilmington, NC. It’s an old harbor city with lots of history to it. Many of the structures are made of brick. I will have more to share in the future from my little excursion. I couldn’t decide if I like this photo better in color or black and white. What do you think?

In response to Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge

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Photographed with a Nikon D3400

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Around The Commons

“Towns are like people. Old ones often have character, the new ones are interchangeable.” ~Wallace Stegner

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Arches by Mac©

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Street View by Mac©

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Street View by Mac©

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge

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