As the evening news tonight was filled with stories that all would each be headline news in their own right, and all portraying catastrophe, war, economic failure, and low performance ratings, I come here to post my final entry in the Horizons series.
The Horizons series was created as a way to provide a diversion, if just for a moment, from world and national events. I wanted to expand your view of my world by showing you my horizons then take you to see what lies therein and beyond.
I invited any that wished to, to play along and show us a little of their world too. There were some takers and here are their links. My thanks to each and every one of them. There are some creative takes on this game and I enjoyed all of these efforts tremendously.
Now, one last play, for now at least. Here is the original picture of the horizon we are going to tonight. We are facing East.
Here is the same picture with the arrow showing what spot you will be transported to.
Here is what you would see as your new horizon at that location.
You are looking at part of a giant S-curve in the Wilmington River that is taking you between Wilmington Island and the Skidaway Island and heading out to Wassau Sound. In this part of the country a bay is referred to as a sound. On the other side of the sound is the Atlantic Ocean. The sound opens right up to the ocean and offers a route out to sea.
If you pan the camera over to the left from the above shot, you will be looking directly at the shore of Wilmington Island and this huge structure is the Wilmington Plantation.
The Plantation is a condominium complex that was created from the old Sheraton Hotel. To create this condo project, they added three floors to the already existing structure. The old Sheraton Hotel was, in the fifties and sixties owned by the mob and many famous gangsters used to stay and gamble there. It was sold to the Sheraton chain and tried to make it as a legit establishment. The locally famous Thursday Night Sunset Parties were started here, as a way to draw more business and it seemed the entire town of Savannah used to turn out for these.
The hotel eventually went bankrupt and after lying dormant for years, it was sold to a developer who turned it into condos. They are very trendy units and Oprah herself has purchased one of the larger units. After the hotel failed, the sunset parties were moved to a bar and restaurant in Thunderbolt called Tubby’s. To this day Tubby’s is virtually overflowing during the Thursday Night Sunset Party.
I took these shots from a boat and was passed while I was snapping them by this sailboat. You can’t see it from this angle, but the boat was flying a German flag. I thought that was interesting.
This next shot is looking back towards the point where I snapped the original horizon shots, my point of origin, so to speak.
This is the final shot in theseries with an arrow pointing to the tower I was standing in when I took the first pictures and dreamed up this little game.
The response to this game has been overwhelmingly positive and I thank you all for the great feedback I’ve received by way of your nice comments. Thanks to you all and have a pleasant week. I’ll try and do another post Monday or Tuesday and who knows what that will be about?