I hear you knockin' but...
You can't come in.
As much as I wanted to go inside this old house, entry wasn't possible without making a spectacle of myself and trespassing in broad daylight at a busy intersection. The inside of this old plantation style beauty was really intriguing but the doors had all had planking hammered over them to prevent entry. While there were other ways to gain access I had to restrain my curiosity and sense of adventure. I have no idea what the story is behind this old place but I'd love to find out. She sits alongside US17 about two-thirds of the way between Georgetown and McClellanville, SC. Judging by the mail box she's not been empty that long either; undergrowth had not yet covered up the postal carrier vehicle's usual path to and from the mail box. I'm betting she's been empty for less than two years which really says a lot about the state of disrepair of the house before it was finally vacated. There is barely a straight line on the old girl as she starts to collapse in on herself. It's particularly obvious looking at the back end of the house where you can see the chimney and back wall leaning in toward the center. That made ensuring that my photo was straight pretty hard. I did my level best to make the picture appear straight. (Get it? Level best?)
I have more photos of the house but none of them really inspired me to do post-processing. I'm going to hang on to them for future reference though.
Aside from this photo there is also some more new work posted to the fine art portfolio if you're interested in cruising through there. It's been a few weeks since I've posted new work but the day job has kept me plenty busy as has travel and other commitments. The spring sports season is here now though and that means baseball and lacrosse. Yay! I'll take another stab at trying to make some forward progress with sports photography and selling some photos there again this year.
Despite my interest in photographing abandoned and forgotten places I have to admit that despite finding this gem the photograph below is, by far, my favorite from a recent trip to SC. It is not what I envisioned when I decided I was going to do a pier shot like this but I played the hand I was dealt and I like the result.
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