Traveling South....Sixth Stop: Charleston (part 1 of many parts)

by Camellia Staab January. 22, 2019 355 views

If you have been following my post of Traveling South, you are probably thinking "What?! It took her a month to get to Charleston???" "What was she riding.....the slowest snail in the world??"

Well…. not exactly, I got side tracked. And when I did return to continue the posts, I realized there were tons of pictures to go through just for Charleston.

The second oldest city in South Carolina, (first one is Columbia) with a population of 128,000, has so much to offer, it can truly be considered as eye candy, for the amateur/hobbyist photographer. The architecture, in itself is outstanding. Then there is the plantations, the French Quarter, the Arthur Ravanel Bridge, the Bay Area Water Front, the Hunley Submarine exhibit, the Patriot Point Naval Museum, the City Market, the people..... I could go on and on. Needless to say I took a ton of pictures, therefor the next several posts will be a sampling of some of the areas visited.

Boone Hall Plantation was founded in 1681 when Englishman Major John Boone came to Charleston and established a lucrative plantation and gracious home on the banks of Wampacheone Creek. Major Boone held many local offices such as tax assessor and highway commissioner while living in Charleston and when he died his estate was divided between his wife and five children with his eldest son, Thomas, making Boone Hall his home. In 1743 Thomas planted live oak trees, arranging them in two evenly spaced rows. It would take two centuries for the massive, moss-draped branches to meet overhead, forming today’s natural corridor and the entrance to the plantation.

The plantation changed hands and ownership several times in the last 300 plus years with the final purchase made by the McRae Family in 1955.

In 1956 the plantation doors were opened to the public for tours. Boone Hall is considered one of the oldest working farms in South Carolina. It is continuously growing and producing crops. The McRae Family still owns the property, and they are constantly making improvements to the plantation.

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Heike 1 year, 2 months ago

Great set. This oak trees are totally imposing and beautiful!

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Camellia Staab Replied to Heike 1 year, 2 months ago

Agreed, just couldn't get enough of them. They are definitely beautiful!

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 2 months ago

There are so many incredible pictures, I had to stop by more than once!

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Camellia Staab Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 2 months ago

Even more reason for you to take a vacation to the States ;)

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 2 months ago

We will see ...

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Camellia Staab Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 2 months ago

smile+1

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Lisa Britton 1 year, 2 months ago

Lovely shots, Camellia. Glad to see us back on the road again.smile

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Camellia Staab Replied to Lisa Britton 1 year, 2 months ago

Thanks Lisa.....sorry kinda got distracted ;)

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Joe Zink 1 year, 2 months ago

Charleston! Of all of the places I've been, Charleston is my absolute favorite city.
I bought two sweetgrass baskets when I was there last time, incredible designs!
Thank you for posting this series, they brought back some wonderful memories.
#30 going into my favorites, very nice capture...

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Camellia Staab Replied to Joe Zink 1 year, 2 months ago

I don't think there is anyone that I have ever talked to who has been to Charleston who has ever said anything bad about Charleston. Everyone I know favorites it. It truly is an amazing, charming place. I'd live there in a heart beat.

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David Swatton 1 year, 2 months ago

Looks like a fascinating place to visit... got to love those moss-draped oak trees even if the environment in which they were planted was unsavoury (deliberate English understatement)...

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Camellia Staab Replied to David Swatton 1 year, 2 months ago

You crack me up David. It is a very nice place to visit and I'd even go so far as saying a nice place to live in. I know you like your village but the charm here comes close to the charm of your village smile

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 2 months ago

TFS such beauties Camellia. There are some gems here

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Camellia Staab Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 2 months ago

Thanks smile

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Björn Roose 1 year, 2 months ago

#1, #8 and #26 are awsome. The whole series as such is great smile Nice to see you continue your travel in the South, ma'am smile

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Camellia Staab Replied to Björn Roose 1 year, 2 months ago

Those hands really captured my attention. I had to squeeze in between people to take a photo.

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Björn Roose Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 2 months ago

The photo was definitely worth the squeezing smile

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Camellia Staab Replied to Björn Roose 1 year, 2 months ago

smile+1

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Bethany Plonski 1 year, 2 months ago

Beautiful set! The moss on the trees is incredible.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Bethany Plonski 1 year, 2 months ago

I agree. Almost as if someone deliberately stood next to each tree and laid the moss just  so. Can't tell you the number of pictures I took, only because each looked slightly different than the other as far as design.

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 2 months ago

You did a great job capturing it. I came back to look again!

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Camellia Staab Replied to Bethany Plonski 1 year, 2 months ago

+1

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 2 months ago

Very nice series. Love the slave huts, as buildings not what they represent. And good shots of the handiwork

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Camellia Staab Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 2 months ago

Thank you smile

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 2 months ago

Fabulous series! Fantastic camera work! Wow!

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Camellia Staab Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 2 months ago

Thanks Jay 😊

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Jay Boggess Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 2 months ago

Your work, my pleasure!

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Russell Smith 1 year, 2 months ago

Quite beautiful .

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Camellia Staab Replied to Russell Smith 1 year, 2 months ago

If you haven't been, Russell, you should. It's worth your time smile

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Russell Smith Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 2 months ago

This spring I plan on going . My wife visited with her mom about 17 years ago and she loved it back then . I have some flower images in my mind that I want to try and make is why the spring (summer/fall is too bloody hot)

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Camellia Staab Replied to Russell Smith 1 year, 2 months ago

Perfect! smile

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