We live in the Lowcountry now because of the enormous number of wildlife photography opportunities here. The town of Charleston has entirely different options available also, historical sites. More than I had ever known before moving in.
The following monochrome images are from one of the old homes we like to stop by. Around here you can walk down any street and discover one. Built in 1803 by Joseph Manigault it is one of many historical locations owned by local preservation groups.
Above is the foyer, main entrance to the house. Many of these houses have intricate staircases, plaster moldings, and swooping windows. Impressing visits, showing off wealth, as they arrived was a contest between the wealthy in this town.
Another show of wealth was in the dining and sitting areas. European silver, dinner settings, and even furniture was imported. Charleston was the wealthiest city in the new US and the traders and planters bought anything they could find.
Life finally did crash in 1861, the start of the US Civil War.