For Sparky and myself,
curiosity drives passion which in turn fuels our life's engine.
Our passion was capturing the story of both unbuilding the Grace (1929 - 2007)
and Pearman (1966 - 2007) Bridges and discovering the unbuilders.
It takes a lot of passion to track a project from July 2005 until April 2007 -
rain, shine, hurricanes or moving to Singapore.
We discovered the joy of discovery learning.
Ken Canty opened the front door for us - then Steve Testa, Ponch
Billingsley and Mickey Rogers opened many side doors.
Below are the highlights
of what we discovered, who we met and what we learned.
To put things in perspective, T.S. Eliot captured the essence of what
we are about:
Home is where one starts from. As we grow older
The world becomes stranger, the pattern more complicated
Of dead and living. Not the intense moment
Isolated, with no before and after,
But a lifetime burning in every moment
And not the lifetime of one man only
But of old stones that cannot be deciphered.
The Charleston Bridges as seen in 2006 Satellite photos
Current Satellite Image
Google map resources facilitate
visualizing progress with the unbuilding project and locating photo
segments of interest. For the details, visit the
Google map API.
The balloons to mark sites of action. Click on any balloon to
visit the most recent photos from that area.