Tag Archives: Charleston

Little Blue, Plantation Pond

This statue sits on a small dry island in a plantation pond. The pond and statue have been there for a very long time.

Little Blue, Plantation Pond
Little Blue, Plantation Pond

Many people don’t even notice the statue.

However, the small herons seem to like it.

Magnolia Plantation, Charleston, South Carolina.

The Crew Gets Larger

The Playboy, a commercial shrimper, was returning to unload the days catch. We were in the right place and I even caught the boat turning past the entrance buoy to the piers.

The Crew Gets Larger
The Crew Gets Larger

Great Egrets had already joined the crew at this point.

The Crew Gets Larger
The Crew Gets Larger

The Pelicans and Gulls were already making moves at the stern as she turned.

The Crew Gets Larger
The Crew Gets Larger
The Crew Gets Larger
The Crew Gets Larger

When she pulled closer I saw they had been cleaning scraps ¬†and unwanted fish were going overboard. Pushing and shoving had already started… and they were still in the harbor.

Charleston Harbor

Coming To Shore, Brown Pelican

The bird passed by heading into the piers of a marina on the Charleston Harbor.

Coming To Shore, Brown Pelican
Coming To Shore, Brown Pelican

There is an old fort in the background. Most people assume this is Fort Sumter. Actually there are multiple forts along town waters, this one being Fort Pickney.

St. Philip’s , Charleston SC

In a town filled with beautiful and famous old churches St. Philips has become the symbol of Charleston.

note; click here to view the interior of this church.

St. Philip's , Charleston SC
St. Philip’s , Charleston SC

When in town we cannot help but walk by it, or even cut through the cemetery going about our business.

St. Philip's , Charleston SC
St. Philip’s , Charleston SC

The first church building was completed in 1681. Of course hurricanes, fire, war, and earthquakes made repairs and changes necessary.

The tall steeple (tallest structure in Charleston) served as a light for sailors entering the harbor. It was also used as a target by Union gunners during the Civil War, and a lookout by Confederate gunners at the same time.

St. Philip's , Charleston SC
St. Philip’s , Charleston SC

The church is the burial place for many US historical figures. Signers of the Constitution, Declaration Of Independence, and members of the original Continental Congress are buried here.

St. Philip's , Charleston SC
St. Philip’s , Charleston SC

Above the tomb of John C Calhoun sits in the church yard. He was the Vice President of the US, Secretary of War, Secretary of State, just about everything except president… not that he didn’t try.

For many reasons he is among the most infamous politicians in the history of the US.

St. Philip's , Charleston SC

St. Philip’s , Charleston SCSt. Philip’s, Church Street, Charleston, South Carolina.

 

 

Old Church Yard

Taking a short cut through an old cemetery in Charleston.

This graveyard is part of St. Philip’s church one of the oldest and perhaps most iconic.

Best viewed large.

Old Church Yard
Old Church Yard

Walking through and reading the familiar names is like a lesson in US history.

This is in the center of town and a nice example of Charleston. Old buildings, churches, and cemeteries right in city center. Not just this spot, most of the town is like this.