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1800’s Architecture, Monochrome

I was hooked after the first old house we visited here, even before leaving New England.

The older buildings in Charleston have many of the same architects we know from the monuments and government buildings in Washington DC. There was wealth here before the US Civil War. Tiffany & Co. even had an office and designers in Charleston.

From 1800 until around 1862 the only thing left to spend money on was a person’s home. Make it grander than your neighbors. And they did.

1800's Architecture, Monochrome
1800’s Architecture, Monochrome
1800's Architecture, Monochrome
1800’s Architecture, Monochrome

All the photographs here are from a single home, Nathaniel Russell a merchant and trader (of enslaved people).

1800's Architecture, Monochrome
1800’s Architecture, Monochrome
1800's Architecture, Monochrome
1800’s Architecture, Monochrome
1800's Architecture, Monochrome
1800’s Architecture, Monochrome

This is one of many buildings in town listed with National Historic Registry.

FYI, it’s not so easy now doing indoor shoots like these. Masks fog up everything.

Charleston, South Carolina.

View Of First Scots Presbyterian Church

The staircase in Nathaniel Russell’s house (1808) has a clear view of the old First Scots Presbyterian Church (1814) and the graveyard.

View Of Scots Presbyterian Church
View Of Scots Presbyterian Church

Two of my favorite photography subjects, in the same shot.

Great Egret, Black And White

I finished this in B&W for a web site I work with, then decided to publish here too.

Great Egret, Black And White
Great Egret, Black And White

I’m sure color versions will make their way here. This was taken using a spot metering and fast shutter method. While it doesn’t work with all images a big white bird is a perfect subject.