Category Archives: Landscape

Landscape Photography

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.

Private Fire Department

A small factoid here. At one time Charleston had private Fire Departments. Several of them in fact.

Private Fire Department
Private Fire Department

A fee, like a tax, was paid to your choice of Fire Brigade. In turn a small plaque was provided to hang on your home. If you had a fire, and a plaque, the designated department would come along.

Private Fire Department
Private Fire Department

The same thing with insurance. If paid I guess they worked a little harder ?

What happens if you have neither ?

What good did all this do during the big fire of 1861, or the earthquake of 1886 ?

Another case of you never know what you might see out there… or the rabbit hole it can take you down.

From A Walk Around Town, Charleston

Even with all the places around town to walk I usually at some point find myself in, or near, the French Quarter.

From A Walk Around Town, Charleston
From A Walk Around Town, Charleston

Anglin Smith always makes an interesting image, the gallery offerings and of course the building.

From A Walk Around Town, Charleston
From A Walk Around Town, Charleston

Classic Charleston.

From A Walk Around Town, Charleston
From A Walk Around Town, Charleston

There are still plenty of cobble stone streets. A small factoid; many of the cobble stones used were from the sailing ships in port. The stones were ballast and as the cargo was loaded, the stones were removed.

From A Walk Around Town, Charleston
From A Walk Around Town, Charleston

The building here with the brick red shutters has historical importance. For the life of me I can’t remember it right now LOL.

Mid-week, late fall or winter, is a great time to just wander the side streets. Fewer people to photo bomb the images.

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.

 

Calling For A Mate, Great Blue Heron

You can hear this for some distance. When you do there is no mistake it’s a Great Blue mating call.  Deep, almost hoarse, and long.

Calling For A Mate, Great Blue Heron
Calling For A Mate, Great Blue Heron

The large Herons can start early here. Some will claim last years nest. Most will begin a courtship, but will be interrupted when winter storms eventually come along.

It’s a sure sign next years great adventures are about to start.