Strange Places: Close to Home V

My day job has been busy this week, and although most of it has been positive, it has been a little draining. Fortunately, the arrival of spring has brought all sorts of little critters that brighten my work week mornings. From a nefarious wasp staring me down while my coffee brews to the loudest bird... Continue Reading →


Strange Places: Memory Lane

I wrote on Wednesday about a blog post that brought back some childhood memories. The kind that you appreciate more looking back on then you did when you were in the moment. This week I found a few photos of some of those memories to share, I'd love to hear about some of yours! Horseshoe... Continue Reading →

Strange Places: Elsewhere

It was tough for me to write about Elsewhere, because I am rarely completely disappointed by a place that interests me before I visit. The backstory that I read before visiting was that Elsewhere was a former thrift shop owned by Slivia Gray, which closed after she passed away in 1997. In 2003, her grandson... Continue Reading →

Strange Places: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden was founded in 1910 to maintain a green space in a growing urban area being filled with steel and concrete. Originally envisioned at 39 acres, its now expanded to 52, some filled with carefully manicured rose and herb gardens, while others have a more natural woodsy setting. When I visited in... Continue Reading →

Strange Places: Byodo-In Temple

Over ten years ago I traveled to Hawaii for a two week study tour for college with a group of 22 other students. The course credits went to my Asian Studies minor, the focus of the trip being religion and culture. We attended lectures at the University of Hawaii, and visited shrines and temples. The... Continue Reading →

Strange Places: Close to Home IV

The weather this week hasn't really matched the holidays here in Charlotte, it's been gray and foggy for both Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day. I can't say that I mind though. I love foggy mornings, they offer much more interesting photo opportunities as the sun slowly pushes through the gloom on my way to work.... Continue Reading →

Strange Places: Körner’s Folly

When I first started researching Körner’s Folly, a historic home in Kernersville, NC, I assumed that it was haunted. Or at least had a tragic history or an eccentric owner. A 22 room house where no two windows are the same, the ceiling heights have no uniformity, that was continuously renovated until the owner died... Continue Reading →

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