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Edmonston-Alston House

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 25 July 2014 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Of Charleston's many fine house museums, only the Edmondston-Alston House (constructed in 1825 and enhanced in 1838) commands a magnificent view of Charleston Harbor. From its piazza, General P. T. Beauregard watched the fierce bombardment of Ft. Sumter on April 12, 1861, signaling the start of the Civil War. And on December 11 of the same year, the house gave refuge to General Robert E. Lee the night a wide-spreading fire threatened his safety in a Charleston hotel.

Photo captured May 22, 2014.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 160 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

A beautiful historic Southern house, nice shot

25 Jul 2014 6:16am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

These houses are really nice, interesting series and informations to go with.

25 Jul 2014 9:46am

fereshteh. from Iran

Beautiful composition .

25 Jul 2014 10:20am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful composition with the trees !

25 Jul 2014 11:25am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Un superbe lieu .... très reposant.
Cadrage et couleurs magnifiques.)

25 Jul 2014 12:13pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I love how you framed it with the trees from this viewpoint

25 Jul 2014 12:56pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful frame, colors, lighting & shadows!

25 Jul 2014 12:58pm

Malaura from France

Belle demeure, bien présentée. Amicalement

25 Jul 2014 2:58pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot of this venerable house with all the history. A fine shot and very interesting account of its role in the past.

25 Jul 2014 3:12pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

beauty shot

25 Jul 2014 3:48pm

FotoAnna ❀ from Mother earth, Netherlands

Beautiful shot with a beautiful composition, Steven!

25 Jul 2014 4:00pm

Les-Photos-De-Domi from France

Hello I found this beautiful building, Good evening, Dominique

25 Jul 2014 6:32pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

The clarity and detail of the image are wonderful.

25 Jul 2014 7:17pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

There is just so much history in this city! I have never visited there. This is a lovely building. I love the second floor balcony.

25 Jul 2014 10:45pm

Etsu from Japan

Great capture of the nice building. Wonderful framing and nice colors. Have a great weekend, Steven. :)

26 Jul 2014 2:55am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a whole lot of history for that beautiful building.

26 Jul 2014 4:05am

Langevine from Angers, France


26 Jul 2014 6:42am

Min (Eros) from tehran, Iran

Nice house

26 Jul 2014 5:32pm

CreatednotFound from Edinburgh, United Kingdom

So pretty and the weather looks lovely!

27 Jul 2014 5:22pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful shot of this fine old house. Those porches must be a nice place to sip your favorite beverage.

28 Jul 2014 12:19am