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Old Church Yard, Charleston

It’s not just me. When I walk around the old church yards here I see people from all over the world wandering around. They’re fascinating pieces of history.

Old Church Yard, Charleston
Old Church Yard, Charleston

This one more than most. The Circular Church was founded in the 1680’s, was burned, blown up, and rebuilt multiple times.

Old Church Yard, Charleston
Old Church Yard, Charleston

The latest rounded design above,  was by Robert Mills (Washington Monument, Wash. DC) around 1818. Major repairs were again needed after the Civil War. Early photographs from the war show the roof and front in ruins from the bombardment of Charleston.

Old Church Yard, Charleston
Old Church Yard, Charleston

The center of Charleston has numerous old churches and grave yards, some even hidden in plain sight. Each visit always provides something new.

 

Old Charleston Bridge

This bridge started out spanning the channel to the Charleston side as floating barrels and boards. Before that there might have been a ferry here. Ultimately it was the first bridge for cars.

It’s still in use, but more as a place to rest and fish from for the local harbor birds. Brown Pelican spend all day here.

Old Charleston Bridge
Old Charleston Bridge

Herons and Kingfisher compete with the Pelican for prime spots. Photographers have been seen around here too.

Old Charleston Bridge
Old Charleston Bridge