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The Architecture Of Charleston (Color, Monochrome)

I do try to fit each article into a logical category(s). This one was tough. Besides using both color and Monochrome, the building styles are all different. But this is the norm in Charleston.

The pre-Civil War buildings are from every century and corner of Europe. The designers and builders here studied all over the world.

The Architecture Of Charleston
The Architecture Of Charleston

Above you can see a small ‘sign or plaque’ on the bottom right of the first floor. This is a short history of building. Almost every building, on every street has one. It would take a lifetime to remember them all, I don’t try. I just enjoy.

The Architecture Of Charleston
The Architecture Of Charleston

The image above is from the older French Quarter and here you will find many row houses. The river banks have changed, but at one point many of these homes were owned by the French traders, their warehouses directly across the street, on the river. The river is now several blocks further away.

The Architecture Of Charleston
The Architecture Of Charleston

This early church is on Meeting Street. The street still remains one of the main avenues in town.

The Architecture Of Charleston
The Architecture Of Charleston

Just up a side street, Tradd street, another row of early ‘Grand Houses’ sits. Again, there are plaques on the buildings.  These scenes are most everywhere.

A relaxing day can be to walk in town and pohotograph a particular street. These is always something there. When finished…

Charleston is also famous for it’s southern restaurants.

Wood Storks In The Shallow End

And as always the water level is changing in the marshes again. We have had some serious rain lately so you would think the water is deep, just the opposite.

Wood Storks In The Shallow End
Wood Storks In The Shallow End

A series of dikes and water trunks (gates) keep the wet lands flowing. These were taken a few days ago, and the trunks must have been closed.

Wood Storks In The Shallow End
Wood Storks In The Shallow End

A few hours ago (7/15/2019) some gates were open and water was moving with the tide.

Wood Storks In The Shallow End
Wood Storks In The Shallow End

These Storks can fly to tremendous heights, they find shallow water and land to take advantage of the opportunity to fish.

Grand Old House, Monochrome

I must getting my breathing and shooting coordination right, or at least better. The only light in these houses is either a small bulb in the worse location or from the windows.

Grand Old House, Monochrome
Grand Old House, Monochrome

The shutter speeds used are veryyyyyy slow. No way will I kneel down, never hold still enough.

Grand Old House, Monochrome
Grand Old House, Monochrome

The keeper rate is getting better so the practice is helping.