We end this series of images with light glow on a bridge along the river walk in Greenville, South Carolina
A few pedestrians at dusk on Liberty Bridge, Greenville, South Carolina viewing the Reedy River Falls below
Reedy River Falls at blue hour in Greenville, South Carolina
A perfect place to view and photograph the Reedy River Falls in Falls Park, Greenville, South Carolina
A bench to view the flowing water of Reedy River Falls in Greenville, South Carolina
Just a trickle of water compared to the huge waterfall at Reedy River at Falls Park, Greenville, South Carolina
Water birds swim in calmer water downstream from Reedy River Falls, Greenville, South Carolina
Today the Reedy River is primarily recognized for its beautiful and scenic shoal and waterfall at Falls Park in Greenville, South Carolina. However, the Reedy River is much more than just a scenic downtown attraction. It is an important riparian system that stretches from the mountains all the way to Lake Greenwood.
Falls Park on the Reedy is a 32-acre park adjacent to downtown Greenville, South Carolina in the historic West End district. Considered the birthplace of Greenville, the park was founded in 1967 when the Carolina Foothills Garden Club reclaimed 26 acres of land that had been previously used by textile mills. It is a blend of nature and modern buildings with a suspension bridge to walk over the waterfalls.
From nature at Roan Mountain moving on to Greenville, South Carolina. Within the city is Falls Park on the Reedy that has riverside gardens, a suspension bridge and waterfall views. Here is an image of the walk along the river with restaurants and offices. More images of the main falls to be posted in the coming days.
Back to bridges in the United States, the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge over the Cooper River in South Carolina, US, connecting downtown Charleston to Mount Pleasant. The bridge has a main span of 1,546 feet, the third longest among cable-stayed bridges in the Western Hemisphere.
A river otter drenched in water sits atop a small log at Brookgreen Gardens Zoo, South Carolina
In addition to numerous sculptures, Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina is also home to many wild species that make the greater area of the Gardens their home. Some of these birds, eagles and herons, have sustained an injury and could not survive in the wild. Their professional zookeepers provide safety, shelter, and enrichment for these birds.
“Actaeon” by Paul Howard Manship at Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina.
In pain and terror Actaeon (a famous hero in Greek mythology) leaps forward, his body in a sharp diagonal. Antlers sprout from his forehead. One dog has sprung on his body from the rear, and another runs under his feet, with lifted snarling head.
Though they look real, these are sculptures of turtles on a platform on the pond at Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina
“Mares of Diomedes” by Gutzon Borglum at Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina.
Horses race forward, bodies pressed together. All are wildly excited, ears laid back, nostrils distended, and mouths open gasping for breath. The bodies are truthfully modeled without insistent detail to give a dynamic sense of rushing movement, enhanced by the rhythmic play of muscles and the backward flow of loose masses in the manes and tails.
A sculpture comprised of three over-life-size, nude female figures seated within polished bronze frames – “The Saint James Triad” by Richard McDermott Miller at Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina
“Don Quixote” by Anna Hyatt Huntington at Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina.
Don Quixote, an emaciated figure in tattered trousers, wearing a breast plate and a cloak thrown back from his shoulder, sits astride a lanky, shaggy horse Rocinante.
“The Torchbearer” by Anna Hyatt Huntington at Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina – a sculpture of a rider bearing a torch on a galloping horse.
An artistic sculpture with a woman in pose with three birds at Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina