For a change of pace on the web site I have published these photographs taken inside an 1800s coastal military installation.
I had missed getting inside the actual buildings and walls the first time we came by Fort Clinch Florida last year. Covid closing.
There is a theme to these images that came about half way through my wandering.
Light, and not through windows, was an obvious problem since all the living quarters (not inside the walls and tunnels) had interesting oil lamps, candles, and lanterns. I made sure to make them a key focal point of many photographs just since they were interesting.
Above, oil lamps hung all through the brick rooms. I had never seen any like these.
Traditional kerosene lamps hung from walls, doors, and on tables and were the most common. Living in hurricane land we still have and use them.
Of course candles were also in every room and entry point.
Shooting historical buildings and sites always gives me a great excuse to fall back into the old black and white photography.
As usual I got carried away shooting here and now still have additional buildings to review and all the inside walls soldiers used as part of this old fortress.