Annie has a few new toys.
Dinosaur waiting in ambush…
He is small, very small.
Best viewed large, for obvious reasons.
The Pon Pon Chapel Of Ease is ‘off the beaten path’…and on an electric utility dirt road. The first wooden Chapel here was built in 1725, right after the Yemassee War (Yemassee were a confederation of Native Americans).
My love of old cemeteries and grave yards brings me here about once a year. A Colleton County Historic group has worked hard to maintain the site and they may have even saved the ruins from caving in completely.
Below is a sampling of the grave sites that remain scattered around the ruins.
The first Cathedral at this location was built in 1854 and promptly burned in a great fire of 1861. Construction on the new building began in 1890 with the doors opening in 1907. By Charleston standards this is the ‘new kid on the block’.
I have not been shooting in town for a while (or anywhere) so I tried to make up for lost time. The Cathedral doors are always open making it perfect start of the day.
Impressive isn’t it LOL.
I admit it. I was spinning around in place.
New camera, new lens, now a pair of Tricolors almost dive bombing me. Olympus camera dials work the exact opposite of Canon. I’ve been shooting Canon forever.
Ellen came up to me and casually mentioned, ‘they gave you plenty of chances’.
Tricolored Heron, Bear Island, South Carolina.
I tried several different methods to capture the huge Pipe Organ with the vaulted ceiling stars.
The one I liked best, the underside of the organ balcony, tall columns, and domed ceiling. There is an organ, hidden on the balcony but it’s there.
Best viewed large.
Found behind the Circular Church, Charleston, South Carolina.
Best guess dating probably mid 1700’s. The first inscribed headstone back here is 1729.