This mausoleum, the Gibbes family, has an unusual earthen roof. James Shoolbred Gibbes is buried here. He died in 1888 but other family members lie here also.
Before his death he had the angel statues carved in Italy. The plans for this building are in the US Library Of Congress and it is registered with the National Historic Registry.
James Shoolbred Gibbes, donated $100,000 to the Carolina Arts Association upon his death in 1888 for the “erection of a suitable building for the exhibitions of paintings.” The donation was the start of the well known Gibbes Art Museum in Charleston, South Carolina.
I have built a collection of so many like these that I have photographs I have never seen. When publishing from a group of like images there are times you just grab one at random, can’t pick one over the other.
These are the ‘other’.
North American Barn Owl.
Savigny’s Eagle Owl
I need to set aside some time soon to look through the collections.
I don’t remember ever taking a photograph of that spot from one of the dikes.
Above was taken as I walked down the side of this marsh, actually it was a remote plantation rice field a few hundred years ago.
The island has a single (and shaky) dead tree. Here it is filled with Roseate Spoonbills and a Great Blue Heron. Another Heron is fishing in the shallows, and what you can’t see is the scores Alligators in the marsh grass.
Scenes like this just reinforce how beautiful the Lowcountry wild lands are.