There are still a few out there.
Category Archives: This and That
Preserved, No Renovation (2)
One of my favorite historical buildings, and rooms, in Charleston. Home to the Aiken family. The first Aiken was the founder of the South Carolina Canal and railroad. His son, Governor of the state.
Time has been suspended here.
Every time I visit I find something new.
Preserved, No Renovation
There is an old manor house in Charleston that is one of the few historical structures that has been preserved, not renovated. By ‘preserving’ the building we have the ability to see things as a snap shot in time. It may be tattered and worn, after all it did survive a wars and earthquakes, yet it is incredible to see the history, wealth, and architectural designs.
Below is the entry way, small to shoot, but immense in creative design. Stairs on either side, marble, wrought iron, hand carved details everywhere. And this is the front door way !!
We visit the historical sites a few times each year. I walk out with a camera filled with photos. Playing catch up with my other style of photography.
Built in 1820, Elizabeth Street, Charleston, SC.
Bunch A Small Flowers
I had thought about calling this the ‘Mickey Mouse’ flowers. Just based on the shape in the first photo.
Then reality came back. This shot would hit the world wide wacko, I would be for or against Disney, Rodents, or God knows what.
It’s a flower(s).
White Ibis In A Small Swamp
Ibis tend to dig around all the places it’s a struggle to get a clean shot. I think it’s the bird most often passed up for a quick image.
This was an open spot and pretty much a consolation prize. Owls hunt here for Crayfish and nest close by. Ellen usually works this area but this day I tagged along. I did spot a Barred Owl. Her back, high and far. Guess I jinxed Ellen.
Found in an old 1800’s Charleston home.
Twofer Snap Shot
Another of those ‘found on a walk’ shots.
So Very Florida…..
There are many different ‘Florida’s’.
One of my favorites is the old stylized 1950’s look with the vivid colors.
A Kodachrome world.
Above is part of that look.