Category Archives: Historical

Losing Bones

With each new storm the lowcountry is losing. The beaches, dunes, marshes, and our bone yards.

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Losing Bones – Click To Enlarge

Most of the more famous sites are now gone, this year saw some of the last swept away.

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Losing Bones – Click To Enlarge
Losing Bones - Click To Enlarge
Losing Bones – Click To Enlarge

There is good news, 200 year old trees have been washed up in new locations. Not as large, or accessible, but it’s a good sign.

 

Where’s The Water ?

The most famous, and photographed, spot in Charleston went down after Hurricane Irma. I saw no damage so I’m sure it was just in need of a cleaning.

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Where’s The Water – Click To Enlarge

Water did breach the sea walls here.

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Where’s The Water – Click To Enlarge

The Charleston fountains are kept incredibly clean, children are encouraged to climb in and play in all the fountains.

St. Philips, Charleston, South Carolina

Established in 1681, St. Philip’s is the oldest religious congregation in South Carolina.

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St. Philips, Charleston, South Carolina – Click To Enlarge

The first St. Philip’s Church, a wooden building, was built between 1680 and 1681 at the corner of Broad and Meeting streets on the present day site of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church. It was damaged in a hurricane in 1710 and a new St. Phillip’s Church was begun a few blocks away on Church Street. After being delayed it was finished in 1723 but burned to the ground in 1835. Work on the present church was begun that same year and completed the next. The steeple was added between 1848 and 1850.

Along The Battery, Charleston, South Carolina

The Battery is a landmark defensive seawall and promenade in Charleston, South Carolina. Named for a civil-war coastal defense artillery battery at the site, it stretches along the lower shores of the Charleston peninsula, bordered by the Ashley and Cooper Rivers, which meet here to form Charleston harbor.

Fort Sumter is visible from the Cooper River side (High Battery) and from the point, as are Castle Pinckney, the World War II aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-10), Fort Moultrie, and Sullivan’s Island. (Wikipedia)

Along The Battery, Charleston, South Carolina - Click To Enlarge
Along The Battery, Charleston, South Carolina – Click To Enlarge
Along The Battery, Charleston, South Carolina - Click To Enlarge
Along The Battery, Charleston, South Carolina – Click To Enlarge

I have had these 2 photographs for a few weeks now and it’s about time to publish them.