Category Archives: Charleston

Cemetery Rust

There’s something I find fascinating about the old rusting wrought iron found in the 1800’s cemeteries.

There is no way to repair these gates, fences, and posts. Age has taken them.

Cemetery Rust
Cemetery Rust
Cemetery Rust
Cemetery Rust

In many places you can’t walk past them at all.

Cemetery Rust
Cemetery Rust
Cemetery Rust
Cemetery Rust

In this one spot there are hundreds of iron markers and posts. Some held up by chains, others leaning on each other.

Cemetery Rust
Cemetery Rust

To me each one is a piece of art, the random ruin just adds to the beauty.

At the very least each time I walk through I am creating a record of all the iron work art that was once here.

Charleston, South Carolina.

Controlled Crash, Wood Stork

The big guys are not the best at a smooth landing. And, like other wading birds they pick a spot in the middle to aim for.

Controlled Crash, Wood Stork
Controlled Crash, Wood Stork
Controlled Crash, Wood Stork
Controlled Crash, Wood Stork

There were Ibis, Storks, and Egrets already here. It didn’t matter you can see where he wants to land.

Controlled Crash, Wood Stork
Controlled Crash, Wood Stork
Controlled Crash, Wood Stork
Controlled Crash, Wood Stork

The other Storks quickly moved since the new comer was a little off course.

Controlled Crash, Wood Stork
Controlled Crash, Wood Stork

I was in a good spot to photograph the antics.

 

Stones, Southern Cemetery

Sometimes it’s best to focus up close in the old cemeteries. The small details are limitless.

Stones, Southern Cemetery
Stones, Southern Cemetery
Stones, Southern Cemetery
Stones, Southern Cemetery

Open in the early 1800’s this cemetery, Magnolia, was one of the first of it’s kind in the south. At first people still wanted to be buried in their own church’s graveyard. They soon filled though, then the civil war and yellow fever pandemics proved the value of separate burial grounds.

Stones, Southern Cemetery
Stones, Southern Cemetery

Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina.