Stroll along the Christina River on the scenic 1.3-mile Wilmington Riverfront, and you’ll pass something for every mood and every taste. It is a success story in transforming an industrial wasteland into a thriving destination rich in history and filled with recreational, cultural, retail and culinary attractions.
A small park with water fountains in Wilmington, Delaware and a statue honoring those who died in wars
Trinity Episcopal Church, Wilmington, Delaware was built in the 1880s. It is a traditional English Gothic structure that features beautiful stained glass windows. The exterior walls are made of rough, dressed Avondale stone, and the church has a high, steeped roof. The church’s tower and spire were added in 1925. Twelve bronze bells in the tower chime the hour.
Wilmington, Delaware has a rich religious history, starting with Holy Trinity Church (also known as Old Swedes) in the 17th century, the nation’s oldest church building still used for worship as originally built. Today, the region boasts hundreds of places of worship, both new and old.
Wilmington, Delaware has over 14 buildings that surpass 200 feet. Amazing reflections on glass buildings matching the color of the sky and clouds.
Wilmington is the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Delaware. The city was built on the site of Fort Christina, the first Swedish settlement in North America. It lies at the confluence of the Christina River and Brandywine River, near where the Christina flows into the Delaware River.
Will be posting images from this area over the next few weeks. Here is an image of the early morning sunrise reflecting off buildings in downtown Wilmington.
We end our series on images from Isle of Palms, Mt. Pleasant and Sullivan’s Island areas of South Carolina with a view of the Ravenel Bridge across the ocean
A framed view of Ravenel Bridge, Charleston, from the gazebo on Shem Creek boardwalk in Mt. Pleasant, south Carolina
A sail boat on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina matches the colors of the blue sky and ocean
A fully loaded container ship travels to the Charleston harbor to supply goods to South Carolina
Someone has expressed their love for the Charleston skyline by painting a heart on a rock at Fort Moultrie, Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, seen from Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, connects Charleston with Mount Pleasant across the Cooper River.
Fort Moultrie is a series of fortifications on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, built to protect the city of Charleston. The first fort, formerly named Fort Sullivan, built of palmetto logs, inspired the flag and nickname of South Carolina, as “The Palmetto State.”
A view of Ravenel Bridge in Charleston over the marsh from Shem Creek boardwalk in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
From the tires at the base of the sculpture, to his bottle-capped beak, Pete the Pelican at Shem Creek is covered by marine trash to raise awareness of the ever-growing problem of marine debris and how it affects local waterways and sea life.
A striking roof on a large home adds color to the marsh at Shem Creek, South Carolina
One of the best ways to explore Shem Creek is aboard a watercraft! Brave the waves with a paddle out to Crab Island and see the native migratory birds. In the distance, you can also enjoy a unique view of iconic Charleston landmarks such as the Ravenel Bridge, Fort Sumter, and the Charleston Harbor.
Fiddler crabs thrive in marsh habitats where the substrate is stable enough to allow for the construction of burrows. They are common at Shem Creek and along the South Carolina coast.
A water channel runs through the marsh around Shem Creek, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
Shem Creek, Mount Pleasant’s popular waterfront dining and drinking district, has a park and boardwalk offering panoramic views (with chairs too!) of the marsh and Charleston