Monday, January 4, 2016

Charleston's historic Cemeteries

Over the weekend I visited Magnolia and Bethany cemeteries.  They are not particularly photogenic as wide angle shots, at least I have never found them so, but there are so many details worthy of capture.  Parts of the wrought iron work for example, and lichen textures on the historic headstones. Sadly, much of it is falling apart. Stones and statues are crumbling or lie broken on the ground, the ironwork is in disrepair.  Stopping to read some of the epitaphs, one conjures up images of people who lived full, notable, and sometimes tragic lives, now forgotten for the most part.  Life goes on.

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