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Sheldon Church Ruins

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 2 May 2015 in Landscape & Rural.

The ruins are all that remain of what was known as the Prince William Parish Church. Located in Beaufort Country, S.C., it is better known today as The Old Sheldon Church. It was built between 1745 and 1753 on land bordering Sheldon Plantation. It was one of the first buildings built in the Greek Revival Style in the Western Hemisphere. The church was burned by the British in 1779 during the Revolutionary War and rebuilt in 1826. It was burned again in 1865, when Union General William Tecumseh Sherman ordered it torched as part of his “March to the Sea” campaign during the Civil War, and was never repaired.
I will be gone all day today so I may not be able to leave comments. Will be back tomorrow!

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Dorothea Lange

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AMIR BABA from TEHRAN, Iran

excellent

2 May 2015 7:04am

michel creze from le havre, France

Very great B&W , composition and atmosphere !!

2 May 2015 7:32am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

The building may be all but gone but the spirit is still there . .

2 May 2015 7:33am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Extra ton N&B
JP

2 May 2015 7:45am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Superbe ce B&W et j'aime beaucoup ce superbe ciel

2 May 2015 8:36am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Excellent b&w composition and lovely atmosphere

2 May 2015 9:23am

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Great capture of a historical building. It has still a real presence. Wonderful composition and excellent monochrome. Have a great weekend, Elaine. :)

2 May 2015 1:13pm

RoléroT from Loverval, Belgium

Excellent bw!

2 May 2015 1:59pm

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

A great capture of this Church with such a "up- and down" History !!! Kindest regards, Elaine and have a nice weekend Monika

2 May 2015 2:00pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Wonderful image...There's so much charm even in the ruins here:)

2 May 2015 3:22pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle vue NB mystérieuse quel rendu sur la pierre grandisoe.
amitié

2 May 2015 5:08pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

The B&W works perfectly. I like the dramatic lighting. Beautiful image

2 May 2015 8:27pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Excellent monochrome of these interesting ruins ... the contrasts and light are fabulous !!! The sky is spectacular and generates a dramatic atmosphere on the scene ...

3 May 2015 12:01am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

great dramatic mood and atmosphere! you used black and white and good contrast to superb effect here...

3 May 2015 12:12am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

génial

3 May 2015 7:35am