So I've probably shortchanged this week a bit. Mostly older stuff as well.
1972 - Fish Drying on a Fence, Colombia
BUTLER: "That's not a fence...it's a rack for drying fish."
2001 -- Vietnam Memorial Wall, DC
BUTLER: "A wall is not a fence. If you liked that picture yoyu should have used it when the theme was reflections."
"I'd forgotten about it until I ran across it today," I replied.
2008 - Fence of Men
BUTLER: You don't actually have any fence pictures, do you?"
BAGMAN: "Give him a break! I'll accept this as a fence since he has a poetic license."
"Okay! I give up," I say, surrendering. But I do have some pictures about some of Charleston's most famous gates and fences -- even if I don't have pictures of them."
Philip Simmons (1912-2009)
Philip Simmons became a world famous iron worker, constructing iron gates and fences throughout Charleston. In 2010, I was riding around with a friend and colleague who used to live next door to Simmons and took me over to his workshop. Later, when I uploaded pictures from my camera, I was disappointed with them...but here are a few.
A cemetary gate in his back yard that he had been working on.
(It was later placed to mark a historic African American cemetary)
Herb in Philip Simmons workshop
Herb in front of a photograph of his friend
(Fantastic portrait photography - not mine)
And then I have a couple other shots....
1987 - Alcatraz
2009 - Hilton Head, SC
2009 - Charleston
That's it for this week -- it's 10:12 am -- and while I dislike using Facebook more and more, I'm still undecided whether to buy a bit of it's stock when it goes public at 11:00 a.m. I do know that if I buy any, I'll sell it by the end of the day...on the other hand, I've developed a set of personal investing rules over my last year and a half of following the stock market and this would break about 75% of them.
If I were smart, I'd build a quick fence between me and my computer.
BUTLER: "Yes. Build the fence. Don't be a sucker. Follow your rules. Don't touch it!"
BAGMAN: "Zam! Kapow! Do it, baby! No risk, no reward! Put a little adrenalin in your life!"