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Little Panda, Charleston

Baby Roselyn has had a new gift for a few months now. The drizzle didn’t seem to be doing too much damage to him.

Little Panda, Charleston
Little Panda, Charleston

For 150+ years small gifts have been left to keep her company.

A plaster casting, or death mask, of her is under the tram covering. Death Masks were common in the mid 1800’s but few remain in cemeteries now. Perhaps the covering has kept it well protected from weather all these years.

Found On A Walk, Cemetery

Andrew and Sarah (Calhoun) Simonds, 1889.

Andrew Simonds was a newspaper publisher, banker, business man, and incredibly wealthy in spite of the Civil War.

Sarah Calhoun was from the family of John C. Calhoun. Vice President, politician, plantation owner, all around scoundrel.

Found On A Walk, Cemetery
Found On A Walk, Cemetery

The sarcophagus was extraordinarily expensive to build at the time. It is one of the few that actually contain bodies and not just a memorial.

Found On A Walk, Cemetery
Found On A Walk, Cemetery

 

 

Strawberry 1725

At the right time I find this beautiful site to be haunting. Actually there is a story that has been repeated for 200+ years of a young girl tied to a tree over night by a ‘fire and brimstone’ preacher as punishment. The preacher was run out of the area, little girl survived but still roams the churchyard at night. I didn’t see her.

Strawberry 1725
Strawberry 1725

This chapel has survived the revolution and civil war.

The original family still owns and maintains the property. People from nearby plantations attended services here since the Anglican Church was too far.

Strawberry 1725
Strawberry 1725

A book, ‘Slaves In The Family’, written a few years ago has been a best seller and documents the history here in a narrative. The ruins of the Ball family plantation is just down the river here in the woods. Photos of ‘Commingtee’ plantation are also published on this web site.

Strawberry 1725
Strawberry 1725

There are other chapels like this around the coast, but most are ruins. I can’t help but visit here periodically for a few photos.

Strawberry Chapel, Childsbury, South Carolina.

Tricolored Working A Pond

Tricolored Herons hunt for the smallest fish you can imagine. I captured these shots in a small pond. It is filled with minnows that these birds love. I can’t imagine how many a single bird needs to eat.

Tricolored Working A Pond
Tricolored Working A Pond
Tricolored Working A Pond
Tricolored Working A Pond

It must be a daily stop for them when feeding. A good chance a smaller Heron will be around when we come by.

Tricolored Working A Pond
Tricolored Working A Pond
Tricolored Working A Pond
Tricolored Working A Pond

 

Cemetery Walk

From a walk through an old cemetery.

Cemetery Walk
Cemetery Walk

I wanted the presentation to have a softer sepia look without a ‘fake’ old and dull camera style.

Cemetery Walk
Cemetery Walk

Not sure this is exactly what I had in mind. I did combine custom ‘presets’ in Lightroom and NIK ColorFex.

Charleston, South Carolina.

Found On A Walk

A change of pace location, yet still keep some space out and about.

Found On A Walk
Found On A Walk

Charleston has been a commerce port for a few hundred years. Besides the Victorian and Gothic designs in old cemeteries the ‘quick history’ in epitaphs can tell an interesting story.

The background headstone marks a person from Palermo, Sicily, 1821 – 1880. The most interesting times in Charleston’s history…not to mention the voyage the family made to be here.