Category Archives: Historical

Angels

Found on a walk through an old cemetery.

Angels
Angels
Angels
Angels

It’s fitting these carved Italian statues are part of the Gibbes family mausoleum. One of the most important art museums in the US (Gibbes) was created and funded by the family as Charleston was being rebuilt after the Civil War.

Click to view the Gibbes on this site.

Angels
Angels

 

1816 – 1884

A little weather worn, actually a lot.

1816 - 1884
1816 – 1884

This person lived in a most interesting time in history.

When born Charleston was the wealthiest city in the new US. However, they also witnessed the civil war which ravaged Charleston, also a large fire which burned the town. Somewhere in there was a yellow fever outbreak.

Maybe 2020 wasn’t so bad after all.

An Old Friend, Peacock

He is another sure sign of spring. No dancing the other day, but he did yell at me.

And his colors are extremely vivid now.

An Old Friend, Peacock
An Old Friend, Peacock
An Old Friend, Peacock
An Old Friend, Peacock

He also knows how to play for the camera.

The plantation opens to the tourist in another hour so this is last minute practice.

Garden By The Ashley, South Carolina

Taken at Middleton Plantation, Charleston, South Carolina.

Garden By The Ashley, South Carolina
Garden By The Ashley, South Carolina

A far corner of the formal gardens. This backs up to retaining ponds, old rice fields, and the Ashley River.

I have forgotten the details of the statue seen here. However it was one of several that were removed and buried on the property as the northern army moved towards Charleston in the US Civil War.

Our Most Famous Cat

So, I was on line the other day, just digging around, and a photograph of an old friend popped up on  MrsSmithTravels  .

Our Most Famous Cat
Our Most Famous Cat

I had just visited with him the day before, and took these shots.

There are actually three cats, but the others stay inside away from people.

Our Most Famous Cat
Our Most Famous Cat

These were taken as Ellen was down in the barn yard conversing with the sheep and sheep-master. They are waiting for new arrivals, which should be almost immediately.

After that I know where to find Ellen.

Middleton Plantation, Charleston, South Carolina.