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The Ogeechee Canal was completed in 1830 and ran from the Ogeechee River to the Savannah River at the city of Savannah, Georgia. Today it is a backwater that has been filled in in multiple locations. This image is in Savannah along West Boundary Road where the canal runs under the old Central of Georgia Railroad bridges from the same era.
A young Panamanian mother from a jungle settlement carries her sick child to the El Piro clinic for examination by volunteer doctors from the United States. Some Guaymi (Ngobe) people walked for three days to find medical care.
Savannah, Georgia’s Bonaventure Cemetery, once was a weekend destination for picnics and weekend outings, had its own trolley station. Today the site is also know as the
Garden of Good and Evil after a book was published on the cities odd characters of the 1970s. Today it the necropolis is a tourist stop featuring the final resting places of the city’s notable people from history like the grave of songwriter and lyricist, Johnny Mercer.
© J Byous Company, 2019, all rights reserved
I had fun working on this small painting of an eagle kachina dancer. It is part of my Pueblo series of southwestern gouache and acrylic renditions. Not only is the culture of the Pueblo people fascinating, the geometric and ingenious construction of their buildings pique my historical-archaeological curiosity.
The painting was originally 5×7, but a mistake on a frame shipment turned out to only have a 5×5 frame. It really didn’t bother me since the lower part of the painting was not finished and wasn’t going the way I had intended. Therefore, a Skilsaw and a rasp changed it into a better picture. – JB
Saw this raven on the south rim of the Grand Canyon.
He did not like having his picture made.