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Charleston Architectural Details

by Blake Robinson

March 31st, 2019    0 Comments     Add Comment
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Recently we spent a few days in one of our favorite cities, Charleston, South Carolina. I love shooting in the historic district, and on this trip I focused on just parts of houses and small architectural details. In the image above, we have three iconic Charleston ingredients: a flag, a palm tree and a piazza (or porch in non-Charleston lingo).

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Mercury, was the Roman god of shopkeepers, travelers, thieves and tricksters. (He must have been very busy!) This statue of Mercury is in the garden of the Calhoun Mansion. During Hurricane Hugo (1989) it was thrown a few blocks away in the storm and both arms were broken off. When it was repaired, the arms were mistakenly reversed, so the dagger is now held aloft, rather than in the arm behind him. No one seemed too concerned about the change.

A couple more flag images, above and below.

I always marvel at how well-maintained the houses are in the historic district, South of Broad Street. Hard to imagine the expense of keeping these houses looking sharp, especially with regular storms and floods hitting the area.

In the photograph below, I could have moved slightly to get the sun behind the house, but I kind of like the effect of the sun’s rays wrapping around the house.

The people of Charleston are always so gracious and welcoming to visitors. To me, this open doorway below is a good symbol of their openness and friendliness.

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and the other communities of Beaufort County, South Carolina.

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Charleston Architecture

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I haven’t been blogging for quite a while – it’s good to be back!

Recently we visited Charleston, South Carolina, and took some pictures in the old part of the city, on the Peninsula and “South of Broad,” to quote the title of a favorite Pat Conroy novel.

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These houses above are part of “Rainbow Row” – all with beautiful pastel colors.

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Walking around the streets, it’s easy to picture Charleston life in 1700’s – genteel and slow paced. The people of Charleston are friendly and open, even with the barrage of tourists.

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Most of the pictured houses are along the Battery, the extreme south end of the peninsula. There is a walkway along the water. Just out of the frame to the left is Fort Sumter. My dear spouse Marjorie enjoys the view here.

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All the houses are immaculately kept up. I had mixed success capturing the houses without any ugly modern vehicles to spoil the view.

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If you haven’t been to Charleston, it should definitely be on your list!

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.

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Grace Farms

by Blake Robinson

October 20th, 2015    3 Comments     Add Comment
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Today, I went up to see the newly opened Grace Farms in New Canaan. Grace Farms adds new meaning to the phrase “multi-purpose.”

On over 80 acres of grounds, there are: a church, a library, a dining space, amazing works of art, walking trails, horse paddocks, and even a gymnasium with a basketball court. 77 of the 80 acres will remain as open space.

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The very modern architecture is full of curved walkways connecting the various buildings. You can read more about Grace Farms in an article from the New York Times last weekend.

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Just walking around this morning, I was blown away by the beauty of the landscape and how all the buildings have floor-to-ceiling glass, so you are always connected to the outdoors.

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Hope you will have a chance to see Grace Farms soon – It’s still wrapped in gorgeous fall foliage. Will be fun to see all the ways this place will be used and enjoyed over the years ahead.

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.

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