Category Archives: Shooting A Grand Old House

Inside – Out

The view from both sides.

The first taken from the second floor of the Nathaniel Russel House.

Inside - Out
Inside – Out

The view from the staircase, an old church yard.

Inside - Out
Inside – Out

Below is looking towards the window, from the grave yard of the First Scots Presbyterian Church, Meeting Street, Charleston .

Inside - Out
Inside – Out
Inside - Out
Inside – Out

The church yard was shot about a week after the Russel House.

 

Found On A Walk, Charleston

A walk, fresh air, few people.

Found On A Walk, Charleston
Found On A Walk, Charleston

These photographs are more along the line of my typical ‘walk about’ images. The streets of town and the incredible scenes found on any given day.

Found On A Walk, Charleston
Found On A Walk, Charleston

It’s common here to find vines working along the front steps. However, it does take a lot of work to keep them from taking over.

On the right side of this door you can see a wooden plaque with cover. Houses on the US Historical Registry, or in the Charleston registries will have a short history outside the home. Tourist walk the side streets and this gives them a sense of what the town is all about.

Found On A Walk, Charleston
Found On A Walk, Charleston
Found On A Walk, Charleston
Found On A Walk, Charleston

Many old houses will have an alley or drive to other homes behind theirs. Old out buildings and carriage houses are now private residences.

Above, on the right side of the building is a metal ‘x’. These are earthquake bolts added after the city had a few big ones in the 1800’s. They help stabilize the structure.

Found On A Walk, Charleston
Found On A Walk, Charleston

These photographs were taken a few days before Charleston ‘closed’.

1808 – Color

A grand old house in Charleston, South Carolina. The Nathaniel Russel House, 1808.

1808 - Color
1808 – Color

Click any image for a full screen / gallery view.

Click here for a series of monochrome photographs from this house.