Category Archives: This and That

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.

Mute Swans

I’m not an expert on Swans, or even a big fan, but it can be a nice change of pace to photograph them.

Mute Swans
Mute Swans

Sumter, South Carolina, has a unique park, swamp, lake area.  It’s dedicated to Swans.

Mute Swans
Mute Swans

They have every species of Swan roaming free here. I had always assumed they had their wings clipped…until we were buzzed by a huge Australian Black Swan.

Mute Swans
Mute Swans

Walking through a swamp with Swans can provide photo op’s that are very different than the usual floating Swan.

Mute Swans
Mute Swans

The park side is known for having acres of Iris, it was too early since none were in bloom two days ago.

note; Alligators are quickly removed from the area as soon as they are seen.