Tag Archives: Historical

Old Charleston Home

Taken as I came down an old staircase from the early 1800’s.

What had been a statue with oil lamp had been updated to electric.

Aiken-Rhett - Stair Light
Aiken-Rhett – Stair Light

This is a house that has not been renovated. Much of building remains as the original 1800’s. This makes it even more beautiful and interesting.

Charleston, South Carolina.

 

Repurposed Charleston

Found on a walk.

Repurposed Charleston
Repurposed Charleston

The week after Thanksgiving is one of the quietest of the year. A nice time to wander around town.

Repurposed Charleston
Repurposed Charleston

“Classic & modern plays performed in a restored warehouse with open seating & a bar.”

However, looks to be a victim of the pandemic.

Charleston, South Carolina.

B&W Sitting Room

A sitting room in an old Charleston traders home.

B&W Sitting Room
B&W Sitting Room

I will never shoot ‘still life’ images that require setup. Too much dusting, planning, in general work. I wouldn’t enjoy it, so it would most likely be reflected in the product.

The house staff does all the work here.

B&W Sitting Room
B&W Sitting Room
B&W Sitting Room
B&W Sitting Room

Charleston, South Carolina.

1735 Porch, Hampton Plantation

Built in 1735 on the banks of Hampton Creek, a tributary of the Santee River. It is also one of the state’s best examples of a wood frame Georgian plantation house and on the National Historic registry.

Built of Black Cypress it is another of the buildings that has survived for centuries in a harsh environment because of the local wood used.

The area is marshland and known as the Santee Delta.

1735 Porch, Hampton Plantation
1735 Porch, Hampton Plantation

The plantation was created in one the most remote swamp / marsh areas I can think. Even today it’s not easy to find, we took a boat.

1735 Porch, Hampton Plantation
1735 Porch, Hampton Plantation

This was taken on our second attempt to get more photographs, this time we were allowed inside on the main floor (photos to be finished soon I hope).

1735 Porch, Hampton Plantation
1735 Porch, Hampton Plantation

As you would expect the line of historical figures and events, even way out here, are unbelievable.

1735 Porch, Hampton Plantation
1735 Porch, Hampton Plantation

Classic B&W photographs are always a favorite way for me to work historical sites, I had to do at least a few in the format.