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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Some views around Florence S.C.

My husband and I some months back decided to take a train ride to see if we wanted to travel to other places by rail.   Well I don't think I want to make a habit of it.  You can get places quicker but if you like to sight see, then this is the way to go.  It was comfortable.

Dreamy with the Spanish moss

Timrod was born in S.C. and family was German descent
Family original surname was Dimroth
Timrod a poet - from 1848 to 1853 submitted poems to the Southern Literary Messenger
He began teaching in 1856
The one room school house below was built to educate plantation children- one of his students he later married.

beautiful architecture in the park along with huge Magnolia trees

Museum in the park area

Large vessel in yard of museum
pretty glass light fixture in entrance hall to museum

not sure who used to live at this residence before it became a museum, 
Beautiful place

the museum and park are located in an older neighborhood with pretty homes and yards
I took this picture in the backyard of the museum
Simple idea for a garden and one I can get a layout design idea from for home garden

Down the road is a historical cemetery

with massive trees and moss

Very old
nice stonework


  1. Great photos Betsy! I always wondered what it would be like to travel by train...... I think I'll take your word on it though. Florence looks beautiful and steeped in history. Susan :)

  2. Beautiful photos,never seen moss like that hanging from the trees and the school house is lovely, great to see a bit of history preserved :)Linda

  3. Beautiful. Your photos here reflect a perfect marriage of past and present.

  4. wonderful vacations shots! I am glad you commented on my blog so I could visit you. I must look further here, but I hope you are not on the beach and worried about the hurricane.
    Take care


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