All posts by Ted Jennings - TPJ Photography

Visiting Baby Rosalie

Rosalie Raymond White’s (d. 1882) headstone is actually a detailed bassinet, and her likeness is peering out of it with a green patina to her little face.

Visiting Baby Rosalie
Visiting Baby Rosalie

There was a time when creating plaster cast masks was popular. Rosalie is an example of a mask. Not many are left undamaged.

Visiting Baby Rosalie
Visiting Baby Rosalie

A number of children in this family passed at an early age. Rosalie is the only one with this type of elaborate monument though.

Visiting Baby Rosalie
Visiting Baby Rosalie

It’s not unusual to find small gifts here.

Visiting Baby Rosalie
Visiting Baby Rosalie

The stones here sit under trees, on the edge of water. A storm will take it’s toll sooner or later. However for now time has been kind to this spot.

Private Fire Department

A small factoid here. At one time Charleston had private Fire Departments. Several of them in fact.

Private Fire Department
Private Fire Department

A fee, like a tax, was paid to your choice of Fire Brigade. In turn a small plaque was provided to hang on your home. If you had a fire, and a plaque, the designated department would come along.

Private Fire Department
Private Fire Department

The same thing with insurance. If paid I guess they worked a little harder ?

What happens if you have neither ?

What good did all this do during the big fire of 1861, or the earthquake of 1886 ?

Another case of you never know what you might see out there… or the rabbit hole it can take you down.

Close Up, Pied-billed Grebe

I would never even try to get this close to a small Grebe. Impossible would have been my other thought. They disappear underwater at the sight of a person, immediately.

Close Up, Pied-billed Grebe
Close Up, Pied-billed Grebe

I was photographing several Teals and this guy popped up from under the duck weed.

We both watched each other for a while, not sure who was more surprised. He never went under, just paddled away.

I hope I have a few more shots, this won’t happen again.

From A Walk Around Town, Charleston

Even with all the places around town to walk I usually at some point find myself in, or near, the French Quarter.

From A Walk Around Town, Charleston
From A Walk Around Town, Charleston

Anglin Smith always makes an interesting image, the gallery offerings and of course the building.

From A Walk Around Town, Charleston
From A Walk Around Town, Charleston

Classic Charleston.

From A Walk Around Town, Charleston
From A Walk Around Town, Charleston

There are still plenty of cobble stone streets. A small factoid; many of the cobble stones used were from the sailing ships in port. The stones were ballast and as the cargo was loaded, the stones were removed.

From A Walk Around Town, Charleston
From A Walk Around Town, Charleston

The building here with the brick red shutters has historical importance. For the life of me I can’t remember it right now LOL.

Mid-week, late fall or winter, is a great time to just wander the side streets. Fewer people to photo bomb the images.