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Shooting In A Charleston Church

Getting to shoot in one of the old churches in town takes a little planning. I was good at that once. Somehow I became ‘grab gear and go’.

I tend to use my backup gear when I can visit an old church. In my mind (probably not true) my old camera gets better color and I can live with more noise/grain.

Shooting A Charleston Church
Shooting A Charleston Church

This is the Unitarian Church in Charleston. It is the second oldest church in town, in a city of old historic churches.  It was almost complete in 1776 but a revolution got in the way and had to wait till that stuff was finished.

Shooting A Charleston Church
Shooting A Charleston Church

The Unitarian Church, like many of the ones here, has tall and intricate arches and ceiling work. On visits light is typically low, the stained glass windows provide what can get.

Shooting A Charleston Church
Shooting A Charleston Church

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This church is one of the few that opens for visitors to view. Saturday, 10:00 thru 1:00 doors are open.

Down An Alley, Charleston

I can never do justice to this cemetery, especially with the subtle fall colors there.

It can be difficult to read some of the headstones given their age. I have found many names I recognize as the founders of the Charleston settlements.

Down An Alley, Charleston
Down An Alley, Charleston

All around the cemetery, even after you emerge from the alley, are old historical buildings. In the distance you can see the newer parts of town but even that doesn’t change the atmosphere here. You always feel enclosed, inside something old.

Down An Alley, Charleston
Down An Alley, Charleston

Taken at Jacobs Alley off King Street, Charleston, South Carolina.

 

Cemetery, Back Alley Walk

All these photographs here were taken off the back alley that runs between Charlestons King and Archdale streets.

Cemetery, Back Alley Walk
Cemetery, Back Alley Walk
Cemetery, Back Alley Walk
Cemetery, Back Alley Walk
Cemetery, Back Alley Walk
Cemetery, Back Alley Walk

On King there is a small sign by the wrought iron gates, most people are hesitant to walk down an alley. They miss a true adventure.

Center Of Town, Charleston

In the center of Charleston there is an alley running between two historical buildings, now retail stores, in a busy shopping area. The alley has been there since the 1770’s.

A walk through the large iron gate brings you to an old  hidden peaceful graveyard.

Center Of Town, Charleston
Center Of Town, Charleston

The church here was unofficially named The Archdale Street Meeting House. The Circular Church had out grown it’s space so a second meeting house was built. Ultimately it became a separate organization.

Center Of Town, Charleston
Center Of Town, Charleston

The old graveyard is a snap shot in time off the busiest street in Charleston.