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Old Dock Street, Charleston Theater

From an unscheduled stop at the old theater.

‘On February 12, 1736 the original Dock Street Theatre opened with a performance of George Farquhar’s play The Recruiting Officer. Built on the corner of Church Street and Dock Street (now known as Queen Street), the Historic Dock Street Theatre was the first building in America built exclusively to be used for theatrical performances. Flora, the first opera performance in America, took place at the Historic Dock Street Theatre.’   (Wikipedia)

Old Dock Street, Charleston Theater
Old Dock Street, Charleston Theater

The first building, and much of Charleston burned in 1740.

The current theater was originally the Planters Hotel, a hotel for plantation owners and traders. The upstairs bar originated the rum drink ‘Planters Punch’.

Old Dock Street, Charleston Theater
Old Dock Street, Charleston Theater

Old Dock Street, Charleston Theater
Old Dock Street, Charleston Theater

Plays are still performed through out the year. I have attended performances here and the quality is what you would expect from the oldest theater and group in the US. Besides, you are sitting in the middle of history all through the show.

Old Dock Street, Charleston Theater
Old Dock Street, Charleston Theater

Whenever going by and discover the doors are open we wander inside.

Dock Street Theater, French Quarter, Charleston.

Fun Pelican Chaos, Black And White

A few B&W fun shots.

These are best viewed large since things are happening everywhere… shrimp flying through the air, big Pelican bills poked inside other big Pelican bills, even a poor guy losing his hard fought fish.

Fun Pelican Chaos, Black And White
Fun Pelican Chaos, Black And White

In the above it took a while to figure out how a Pelican bill got inside another one !

Fun Pelican Chaos, Black And White
Fun Pelican Chaos, Black And White
Fun Pelican Chaos, Black And White
Fun Pelican Chaos, Black And White

Fish and shrimp were flying around in the last one.

You just never know what you might see out there.

Anglican Chapel, Black And White

Any time we pass an old Chapel of Ease we stop and take a few shots. I try to finish the photographs a little different. I even succeed once in a while.

Build in 1740, tabby construction, by local planters.

Anglican Chapel, Black And White
Anglican Chapel, Black And White
Anglican Chapel, Black And White
Anglican Chapel, Black And White
Anglican Chapel, Black And White
Anglican Chapel, Black And White

Black And White Blue (Heron)

A young Great Blue Heron learning to use his wings, and now actually fly.

I watched this juvenile flap like crazy, get some height, and frantically fly to the tall trees on the edge of the swamp.

After a rest he returned to the safety of the nest.

Black And White Blue (Heron)
Black And White Blue (Heron)

Down below is a swamp, and Alligators. Incentive to make to the trees.

I’ve never seen one not get over there. Still, I’m sure the birds are terrified the first few times.