Category Archives: Cemetery

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.

Down An Alley, Charleston

I can never do justice to this cemetery, especially with the subtle fall colors there.

It can be difficult to read some of the headstones given their age. I have found many names I recognize as the founders of the Charleston settlements.

Down An Alley, Charleston
Down An Alley, Charleston

All around the cemetery, even after you emerge from the alley, are old historical buildings. In the distance you can see the newer parts of town but even that doesn’t change the atmosphere here. You always feel enclosed, inside something old.

Down An Alley, Charleston
Down An Alley, Charleston

Taken at Jacobs Alley off King Street, Charleston, South Carolina.

 

Cemetery, Back Alley Walk

All these photographs here were taken off the back alley that runs between Charlestons King and Archdale streets.

Cemetery, Back Alley Walk
Cemetery, Back Alley Walk
Cemetery, Back Alley Walk
Cemetery, Back Alley Walk
Cemetery, Back Alley Walk
Cemetery, Back Alley Walk

On King there is a small sign by the wrought iron gates, most people are hesitant to walk down an alley. They miss a true adventure.

Center Of Town, Charleston

In the center of Charleston there is an alley running between two historical buildings, now retail stores, in a busy shopping area. The alley has been there since the 1770’s.

A walk through the large iron gate brings you to an old  hidden peaceful graveyard.

Center Of Town, Charleston
Center Of Town, Charleston

The church here was unofficially named The Archdale Street Meeting House. The Circular Church had out grown it’s space so a second meeting house was built. Ultimately it became a separate organization.

Center Of Town, Charleston
Center Of Town, Charleston

The old graveyard is a snap shot in time off the busiest street in Charleston.

Cemetery Rust And Ruin

When shooting in old Magnolia Cemetery I always spend some time in the ‘old backend’ section. Over the years it has been damaged, but there is a beauty in ruin.

Cemetery Rust And Ruin
Cemetery Rust And Ruin
Cemetery Rust And Ruin
Cemetery Rust And Ruin

This visit I found some places, like the Umbra Plantation House, were being repaired.  Other spots were showing even more wear from the last hurricane.

Cemetery Rust And Ruin
Cemetery Rust And Ruin
Cemetery Rust And Ruin
Cemetery Rust And Ruin

This cemetery has gained fame on par with the incredible New Orleans St. Louis and Lafayette cemeteries. It’s the rust and ruin here that fascinates people.

I’m not sure if that’s good or bad. The plantation house is better so that’s a good thing.

Cemetery Rust And Ruin
Cemetery Rust And Ruin