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Blake Belcher

Photography. Marketing. Branding. Graphic Design.

 

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Greenville, South Carolina

June 20, 2016

In April, 2015, two of my best friends, Steven Nelson and Jason Welch, moved to Greenville, South Carolina to continue growing their bow tie company, The Good South.  I had never even given thought to Greenville, SC as it was roughly eight hours away and I didn't know a soul there.  After a little over a year, I was finally able to make it out here and see first hand why Steven and Jason love this place so much.  Through some of the photos, you can see why this is an incredible, vivacious, growing, revitalized city that has something new to offer every single day. 

 

Started the week off by venturing around downtown and visiting Reedy River Historic Park and Greenway.  People come throughout the day to sit, relax, read, and take pictures.  Peaceful and tranquil.  

 Reedy River Falls | Greenville, SC

 

Liberty Bridge at Falls Park | Greenville, SC

 

Reedy River Falls | Greenville, SC

 

 Reedy River Falls | Greenville, SC

 

 Ducks on the Reedy River | Greenville, SC

 

 Ducks on the Reedy River | Greenville, SC

 

 Ducks on the Reedy River | Greenville, SC

 

 Downtown | Greenville, SC

 

 Reedy River Falls | Greenville, SC

 

 Reedy River | Greenville, SC

 

 Medusa Tree, Falls Park, Reedy River  |  Greenville, SC

 

Falls Park, Reedy River |  Greenville, SC

 

Falls Park, Reedy River  |  Greenville, SC 

 

Falls Park, Reedy River  |  Greenville, SC

 

Falls Park, Reedy River  |  Greenville, SC

 

Falls Park, Reedy River  |  Greenville, SC

 

Falls Park, Reedy River  |  Greenville, SC

 

 

 

Throughout downtown, you'll find a multitude of hand painted murals on the brick buildings.  Some old, some new, but all of them add to the artistic, revitalized downtown. 

Coca-Cola Mural, Downtown | Greenville, SC​

 

Greenville, South Carolina, has a rich history in the textile industry dating back to the late 1800′s. As late as 1980 Greenville had earned recognition as Textile Center of the World.

 

 

 The Old Cigar Warehouse | Greenville, SC

 

 

 

 

Right off Main Street, you'll find this antique and gift shop called We Took to the Woods.  This place is full of incredible leathers, antique silver, crystal glassware, vintage flags, handmade artisan candles, and delectable dark chocolate. 

 We Took to the Woods, Antique Shop | Greenville, SC

 

 We Took to the Woods | Greenville, SC

 

Downtown Greeville is full of beautiful architecture with some buildings built to be picture perfect.  

 Old Chamber of Commerce Building | Greenville, SC

 

 Grace Church Downtown |  Greenville, SC

 

Wyche Bell Tower |  Greenville, SC

 

 Greenville Sky | Greenville, SC

 

 Downtown Architecture | Greenville, SC

 

 

Every Wednesday evening throughout the summer, Greenville has an outdoor concert series on the TD Stage overlooking the Reedy River.  The concerts are free to all, and offers an enticing atmosphere to drink, dance, and be with friends.  Honey and the Hot Rods put on a great show. 

Dusk on the Reedy River | Greenville, SC 

 

 Reedy River Concert Series  |  Honey and the Hot Rods | Greenville, SC

 

Reedy River Concert Series  |  Honey and the Hot Rods | Greenville, SC

 

Reedy River Concert Series  |  Honey and the Hot Rods | Greenville, SC

 

Reedy River Concert Series  |  Honey and the Hot Rods | Greenville, SC

 

Reedy River Concert Series  |  Honey and the Hot Rods | Greenville, SC

 

 The TD Stage on the Reedy River | Greenville, SC

 

 Dusk on the Reedy River | Greenville, SC

 

Downtown at Sunset | Greenville, SC

 

Downtown at Sunset | Greenville, SC

 

A mere eight mile bike ride down the Swamp Rabbit Trail you'll reach Furman University.  The eight miles are traveled by many, at all times during the day, as it is a scenic route through the heart of Greenville, SC. 

Swamp Rabbit Trail | Greenville, SC 

 

Swamp Rabbit Trail | Greenville, SC 

 

 

Swamp Rabbit Trail | Greenville, SC 

 

Swamp Rabbit Trail | Greenville, SC 

 

 Swamp Rabbit Grocery | Greenville, SC 

 

 Swamp Rabbit Grocery | Greenville, SC 

 

 Swamp Rabbit Trail Bike Shop  | Greenville, SC 

 

 

 

Upon rounding a corner along the Swamp Rabbit Trail, Furman Lake pops out of nowhere as the backdrop to this beautiful campus.  This school ranks in America's Most Beautiful Campuses, and it's to see why. 

 Furman Lake  | Furman University  |  Greenville, SC

 

 Furman Lake and Bell Tower | Furman University  |  Greenville, SC

 

Furman Rose Garden | Furman University  |  Greenville, SC

 

Furman Rose Garden | Furman University  |  Greenville, SC

 

Furman Bell Tower | Furman University  |  Greenville, SC

 

 Ducks on Furman Lake | Furman University  |  Greenville, SC

 

Furman Rose Garden | Furman University  |  Greenville, SC

 

Getting to meet close friends of friends, I also got to meet Mellie.  She's a Cavachon (Cavalier and Bichon mix).  She's the funniest dog that looks like a stuffed animal when she shows you her big brown eyes. Thanks Brittany Hall for letting Mellie out for a photoshoot. 

 Mellie (Grant) Headshots for Brittany Hall  |  Greenville, SC

 

 Mellie (Grant) Headshots for Brittany Hall  |  Greenville, SC

 

Saturday mornings in downtown Greenville are reserved for the Farmer's Market.  The city shuts down four blocks for local farmers, artists, and restaurants to set up and sell to the people of the city.  The streets were packed as the weather was a cool 80 degrees and slightly overcast.  The harvest this week was amazing as all of the farmers had beautiful displays of their labor. 

 Downtown Greenville Farmer's Market, Main Street  |  Greenville, SC

 

Downtown Greenville Farmer's Market, Main Street  |  Greenville, SC

 

Downtown Greenville Farmer's Market, Main Street  |  Greenville, SC

 

Downtown Greenville Farmer's Market, Main Street  |  Greenville, SC

 

Downtown Greenville Farmer's Market, Main Street  |  Greenville, SC

 

Downtown Greenville Farmer's Market, Main Street  |  Greenville, SC

 

Downtown Greenville Farmer's Market, Main Street  |  Greenville, SC

 

Downtown Greenville Farmer's Market, Main Street  |  Greenville, SC

 

Downtown Greenville Farmer's Market, Main Street  |  Greenville, SC

 

Downtown Greenville Farmer's Market, Main Street  |  Greenville, SC

 

 

A mile or two from Main Street, you enter a neighborhood that could be used in film.  These houses paint the picture of a beautiful southern town with all of it's charm and special touches that make it unique to the state.