It’s been a good run….I am so sad, but I have to admit that I can’t keep up the one-photo-a-day challenge. I LOVED doing this Web site. Really loved it. So sad to leave it behind. I imagine that I will post random Anderson pics once in a while…but I won’t be doing one photo a day. Anderson, I still love you!
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Anderson is a city — or town, depending on your perspective — in Upstate South Carolina.
Situated on I-85 between Atlanta and Charlotte, approximately two hours from each, it’s a quiet “blip” between mighty metropolises. Anderson is far enough from adjacent towns to seem rural, but close enough that one day I imagine it will be consumed in a succession of civilization along the Interstate. Until then, it’s a shopping center for rural communities surrounding it; a launching place for folks visiting Lake Hartwell; and a quietly growing city that one day will be a suburb of Greenville, only 40 minutes away.
Forty minutes is a long commute or a brisk drive, again depending on your perspective. The distance provides Anderson with a unique sense of self. It has its own political intrigues, its own crime, its own struggles with managing growth, and, of course, its own elite, downtrodden, and salt-of-the-earth.
I’ve grown to love Anderson in the years I’ve lived here. I appreciate the conviences provided by a city of over 25,000 and a surrounding county of over 175,000. And I like that it’s only a 5-minute drive to wide-open farmland and glistening lake water. And only a 45-minute drive to the mountains.
I learned of the Daily Photo family through a local calligraphy artist and neighbor, and I’ve gradually fallen in love with the daily photo concept and community. Denton’s blog, Greenville Daily Photo, has inspired me in particular. It’s humbling to take photos and post them, seeing their imperfections. I don’t post because I think the pictures are great, but rather because I love the subject. I invite other Andersonians to join — it would be great to have more than one Anderson blog, as each individual brings his or her own persepctive to a subject. Regardless, I hope this blog shows a bit of the best of Anderson with a dash of realism from time to time. And I hope you enjoy it. I’m open to comments and suggestions. Feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org .