I was itching to take some more pictures, but wasn’t sure where to start. I first headed downtown to the annual Greek Festival at St. George’s Greek Orthodox, hoping to get some action, people, and nice colors. It was a bit early, and neither the crowds nor the action had started. I wandered a bit, took a few shots, then headed in search of more photos.
My next travels took me through some of the neighborhoods that the realtors and tour guides tend to miss – those West Greenville neighborhoods that have fallen on hard times with the closure of mills, etc. To be honest, I saw lots of potentially nice shots, but didn’t feel inspired to shoot them.
I made a quick swing up to Furman to check on my geocaches there, then headed home for lunch. After lunch, I was out on the hunt again, this time heading east. My goal was the old Chick Springs Resort, where the spring house is still standing. Houston and I had taken photos here before, but this time there were No Trespassing signs everywhere. These were even plastered prominently on the buildings I wanted to shoot, thereby ruining even a long-range shot. Oh well, I guess if I were the owner I’d do the same to protect the area. Time to drop back and punt.
I took a few minutes to shoot the railroad trestle over the Enoree River, as seen above, then took a scenic tour of Taylors, SC, that led me to the old Southern Bleachery Plant. As with most textile mills in the area, it is abandoned, and was a great spot to take shots of blight and decay.