Old Magnolia Cemetery - Click To Enlarge

Old Magnolia Cemetery Visit

This is the oldest public cemetery in Charleston, South Carolina. Within the grounds are hundreds of grave sites for Confederate soldiers and sailors. It is also an incredible example of the old southern cemeteries with above ground sites, carved head stones. and early wrought iron fencing.

Old Magnolia Cemetery - Click To Enlarge
Old Magnolia Cemetery – Click To Enlarge
Old Magnolia Cemetery - Click To Enlarge
Old Magnolia Cemetery – Click To Enlarge

An eerie feeling is added by the general decay that has set in over the years. Parts of the old section are abandon, others are falling into the surrounding marsh.

Old Magnolia Cemetery - Click To Enlarge
Old Magnolia Cemetery – Click To Enlarge
Old Magnolia Cemetery - Click To Enlarge
Old Magnolia Cemetery – Click To Enlarge

The cemetery is usually empty, except for the occasional photographer.

Old Magnolia Cemetery - Click To Enlarge
Old Magnolia Cemetery – Click To Enlarge
Old Magnolia Cemetery - Click To Enlarge
Old Magnolia Cemetery – Click To Enlarge

Every time we visit the images are different. This is a location that every photographer visiting Charleston should find. However, always visit when there is wind. The marsh land insects can be very hungry.

 

 

4 thoughts on “Old Magnolia Cemetery Visit”

    1. We did shoots at the many small cemeteries scattered around New England. However none have the character of the old southern sites.

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