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Provost Dungeon, Charleston, S.C.
(P post) The Provost Dungeon in Charleston South Carolina, The Old Exchange is quite an historic Landmark, a National Historic Landmark in fact. You can tour the Old Exchange from 9 am -5 pm daily Mon-Friday. Your tour includes The Great Hall, The Provost Dungeon, and the Colonel Isaac Hayne Room. You'll see period pieces and original pieces. This historic location was in fact where hundreds of slaves were sold, where President George Washington entertained (1791), where The United States Constitution was ratified (1788), and where The Declaration of Independence was presented to the people of South Carolina (1776). The white wealthy people that is...but, that's another story in and of itself.
The Provost Dungeon is many feet below the street, at the level of Rivers and was a prison used during The American Revolution. As you move about characters come to live and tell their story.
You see people chained to the walls, and some of the movements can be a bit scarey for small children. If you're going to tour with small children, it would be wise to discuss a little bit about it before hand.
The figures are quite realistic looking.
This historic location is where an American Patriot, Colonel Isaac Hayne was in fact hung, after being sentenced to death by The British.
The site is located at 122 Bay Street and worth the price of admission.
There are many things to see and learn here, including the story of this woman, Rebecca Brewton Motte. Though the stories about her and her accomplishment vary abit, it seems she became bigger then life after her death. She was a very wealth woman, born into a prominent family, and married into another. She owned 244 slaves. Some say she used the arrows to light fire to her own house so that the British couldn't use it as a strong hold. Other accounts indicate she gave the arrows to the military while she lived elsewhere...still quite comfortable in another of her homes. However, she is considered to be an American Heroine that was involved in The British surrending Fort Motte...her house.
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A bike rack
For Viu Bicing in Barcelona. Today is the letter V as we move through our A-Z challenge (if you want a V location post, here's several for Virginia...Richmond, Monticello, Arlington National Cemetery, Williamsburg, and more.
We saw these strange bikes everywhere while we were in Barcelona. Viu Bicing is a bike sharing program that began in March of 2007 in Barcelona. It has moved about Europe, to Germany, Netherlands, and Italy as a means to reduce traffic and carbon dioxide emissions in busy cities, reduce noise and it seems to be very popular. You purchase a pre-paid smart pass annually, and with a swipe of a card can slide a bike out to use. They are meant for short distances, to supplement public transportation for the locals.
There are 420 stations and close to 100,000 members in Barcelona. Vodafone (a mobile wallet app) is now involved giving members the ability to track their distance, average speed, and emissions saved. The first 30 minutes of use are …
Look at this beautiful bright aqua blue Iguana. I can't imagine you could miss this one as it slithers quickly across the hot bricks pool side. You know how hot cement and bricks are on your barefeet? These creatures love heat, in fact if you watch them you'll see they hunker down while resting so their belly touches the pavement. They get as close as they can to the hot surface to absorb as much of the heat at they can. I spotted this one coming towards my chair. Once I got the photo, I moved the chair a bit which caused it to go elsewhere. Thank you very much. Anyone who knows me, knows I'm not a big animal lover. In fact, I'm afraid of lots and lots of animals and creatures. this one was about 18 inches long. This big green Iguana was over 2 foot long and apparently likes to have it's picture taken. This is a male, I don't know the gender of the above blue one. You can see this one isn't spotted like the blue one, has a striped tail and thorny…
Story Mound is a State Memorial off Allen Avenue at Delano Avenue in Chillicothe, Ohio. The archaelogical preserve is somewhat visible near the Middle School on Arch Street (formerly the old HS). Chillicothe is rich in Indian history. Mound City Group, the more famous area is a National Memorial with much to see regarding The Hopewell Indians.
This mound, measures 19.5 feet tall and is 95 feet in diameter. It's fenced and so I wasn't able to walk around it to get a better feel for the size. This is an Adena Indian Mound. The Adena Indians inhabited the area between 800 BC and 100 AD. The mound is slightly smaller then it was originally. It measured 25 feet in height and 125 feet in diameter before it was partially excavated in 1876 by Clarence Loveberry for The Ohio Historical Society. It sits on just under one acre of land. Beneath the mound are traces of a round timber building; the first documentation of this type of structure for the Adena people.