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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.

“Individual, Indelible, Iconic Images”

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3 Responses

  1. Maria says:

    I would love to live in any of these beautiful homes!

    How about lunch when you’re back?

  2. Alice Stewart says:

    Hi Blake (and Marjorie),

    I’m Bill Willcox’ friend and I can’t wait to meet you both. Thank you so much for offering us so much hospitality!

    Your blog and photographs are wonderful. My favorite is the boy in the football helmet. There is so much anticipation in his eyes! I prefer Nadia in color, although the b/w has its own kind of beauty, I love the smooth olive or her skin, and the color of her lipstick in contrast to her eyes and hair. So dramatic!

    I’m so looking forward to meeting you both. See you soon, Alice

    • Blake Robinson says:

      Just saw this Alice – so glad you like my work! great to visit with you both. look forward to more occasions together! Posting another piece on the Pergamon exhibit at the Met – stay tuned! Blake

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