Today is Veterans Day in the US.
Going for the shot. What shot? No clue it was pitch dark.
I used what little light I had, it’s not like we were going to find a street light near by.
Another 3 miles and we might find a marsh, or drive into it.
I must start with a disclaimer. The story, written to a South Carolina historical group was third hand. I just recently read the account and have no way to verify anything. However…
This old crypt will never have a door. It did, but not now.
In the late 1800’s a young woman from up north was visiting family. She became ill, and suddenly passed away. Her body was taken to this old family mausoleum as was the custom.
When the family returned several days later they found the doors damaged and inside the young lady lying in a pile.
It was not uncommon to think people were dead back then only to have them revive. Actually very common at one time.
The family laid the young lady back to rest, again. Days later the new doors were damaged and off their hinges. The body however was as it had been left.
The doors were never replaced. Now the crypt is empty, the floor damaged, and abandon.
NOTE: About a year ago, in another old cemetery I found the burial site of an old, well to do, southern family. The head of the family was the first person in the US to be embalmed. It was in his will since he had a fear of being buried alive! True documented history, and proof how common it was.
You can’t make this stuff up.
Wandering the old cemeteries always brings new stories.
On the edge of a marsh is this burial site, an army general, son of a confederate general, and a great history of his own.
Major General Johnson Hagood (June 16, 1873 – December 22, 1948) was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina, graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1896, was commissioned in the artillery, and served in France in World War I, where he created the Services of Supply. He retired in 1936 after publicly criticizing President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal funding. (wikipedia)
Click here for details. This man has entirely too much to his credit to list here. Well worth the time to meet him.
A peaceful hidden gem in the middle of downtown Charleston. Follow a small sign by an alley and you can find the Unitarian Church graveyard.
The church was started in 1772, construction stopped in 1776 for the revolution, and finally completed in 1787.
It’s amazing to find this in the most busy part of the city, tucked in behind the old buildings. Small and over grown the yard is maintained by the church to be a garden spot in old Charleston.
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Something I noticed near an old Civil War cemetery.
Living in a city filled with galleries makes it much easier to find new subjects to photograph.
Found this when taking a walk.
Dueling ‘Selfies’ was going to be my first title. I stumbled on this, three people in a museum, taking selfies, together. No way I was missing this opportunity.
What this ultimately did was dragged me into the ‘selfie’ world.
Finally at some point during the day I walked around looking for an interesting ‘selfie’. Of course I found them.
As a photographer I should begin to feel obsolete. But I don’t…just oddly fascinated.
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