Tag Archives: Charleston

Charleston Single House

A Charleston single house (also called “half house”) is a form of house found in Charleston, South Carolina. The house is well-suited to long, narrow lots which were laid out in early Charleston.

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Charleston Single House – Click To Enlarge

A single house has its narrow side (often two- or three-bays wide) with a gable end along the street and a longer side (often five-bays) running perpendicular to the street (Wikipedia).

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Charleston Single House – Click To Enlarge

This style house is so popular around Charleston new developments have been designed around the ‘half house’.

Charleston, Working On Irma

A day before hurricane Irma Charleston, South Carolina, started the familiar ritual.

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Charleston, Working On Irma – Click To Enlarge

We are a town of visitors and southern hospitality still rules, even while the doors are being sand bagged against the water.

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Charleston, Working On Irma – Click To Enlarge

The doors remained open. Not only were there tourist still in some hotels, people evacuating from Florida came in. Which considering we are a peninsula, on the ocean, with a history of floods, surprised me.

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Charleston, Working On Irma – Click To Enlarge
Charleston, Working On Irma - Click To Enlarge
Charleston, Working On Irma – Click To Enlarge

However, later in the day things were getting buttoned up.

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Charleston, Working On Irma – Click To Enlarge
Charleston, Working On Irma - Click To Enlarge
Charleston, Working On Irma – Click To Enlarge

The fire department closed up everything they could, I think they’ve been here before. All the plywood is marked where it is to be attached. At least someone saved some from last time.

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Charleston, Working On Irma – Click To Enlarge

These photographs were taken the day before the storm. Now, a day after, I’m not sure how much some of these little rows of sand bags worked.

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Charleston, Working On Irma – Click To Enlarge

I’ll need to wait until the water goes back out into the harbor to check the results.

 

Garden Bridge Reflections

A rare site when the bridge is empty. However, hurricane Irma was nearby so that might have helped.

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Garden Bridge Reflections – Click To Enlarge

Proposals and weddings are common here, we have shot proposals here.

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Garden Bridge Reflections – Click To Enlarge

This bridge has been around for many years, and many hurricanes. If it was damaged in the storm any repairs will be fairly quick. It’s an institution in Charleston.