Monday, February 18, 2008

Morning Walk at Folly Beach

The seagulls also are enjoying the warming sun



Family walk and so many questions for Dad



He is waiting for the next wave



The waves are rolling in to the shores



The pier at Folly Beach

This six-mile-long by half-mile-wide stretch of sandy beach sports condos, a fishing pier, and loads of history.

In the 1930s, the giant pier and pavilion (later destroyed by fire) rose to fame for billing such big-name acts as Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, the Ink Spots, and Guy Lombardo. Gershwin fans may be interested to know that George and Ira composed "Porgy and Bess" while staying on the beach. Although fire wiped out most of the beach's historical structures, the area is still a popular draw for surfers, picnickers, anglers, and sunbathers, and it offers a pleasant retreat from harried site-seeing for the brain-tired traveler.

More to read about the pier here

21 comments:

LostinHollywood said...

Love it:)

Susanne49 said...

Thank you very much for visiting my blog and for this kind comment.

Susie said...

Lovely pictures. Hope you enjoy your new home!

Susanne49 said...

Thanks Susie,

for stopping by and writing you kind comment.
YES, I do enjoy Charleston and the beach for the most!

g_mirage said...

Hi! This set is lovely like the others. Do you have a photoblog of a certain city? Please join the City Daily Photographs (http://dailyphotoblog.com/portal/) to show the world about it. =) Thanks for your kind comments. Good day!

Susanne49 said...

Thanks g-mirage

for your nice compliment to my blog and my work in photography.

g_mirage said...

Habe gesehen daß Sie kommen aus der Schweiz? Mein Deutsch ist schlecht...I think its better that I write in english =D Let me know if you have listed for the city blogs..I'm sure everyone there will love your photos. ;-)

Susanne49 said...

Hi g-mirage,

yes I'm listed there. And thanks again for your support!

evlahos said...

how beautiful shots near the sea!!!

Mark said...

It's just simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us. :)

Susanne49 said...

Thank you

@ evlahos

and

@ Mark

for your both kind comments. I'm happy to share these pictures with all of you!

Carole said...

Lovely set of images Suzanne. I particularly like the gull picture with the reflections but they are all lovely.
The beach is my most favourite of places where I can wind down and relax and enjoy the fresh air.

Carole

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

I haven't seen the ocean much but your photos made me feel as if I was there. The sky is so blue and I miss the seagulls cries when I used to be so close to the waters a long time ago!

Susanne49 said...

Thank you Carol for your compliment.

Me too, I like the ocean, the sound of the waves and the fresh crisp air to breath. It is very relaxing for me too. :-)

Susanne49 said...

Hi Michele,

Thanks for your nice comment. I could not live anymore without to know that the water (ocean) is close too. It's a very wonderful and inspiring place to be.

Mike said...

I love the beach shots. I wish I lived near the water. That's why I got my Montauk blog.

Susanne49 said...

Hi Mike,

thanks for commenting to these beach shots. Yes, the beach is something I don't want miss anymore!

Anna said...

Wow, Susanne this is beautiful set of beach photos, even gulls are looking good (we tend to have many of them here, lol). Anna :)

Susanne49 said...

Hi Anna,

I LOVE seagulls, they look so funny and sometimes so stupid too...:-)

Sekhar said...

You have come up with really nice pics...Basically i am from india and we dont get to see such wonderful beaches...Gud work!

Susanne49 said...

Thanks Sekhar,

for visiting my blog and writing your kind comment.

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