Fall flower in the Garden at the Welcome Center at Hobcaw Barony
We boarded a small bus to take us around the Plantation with Lee Brockington http://hobcawbarony.org/
Note, the cabin/home is built off of the ground. This was not always the case.
Inside of a Slave Cabin.
The brick fireplace could tell so many stories.
My eye wanders as Lee tells us about the history.
Pretty to look at, but an invasive species
The Water hyacinth.
Spanish Moss decorates the old iron work.
Bricks were used to build this home, as the prior home had burned.
Story goes, this was Winston Chuchills favorite place to sit.
Lee is great about making history come to life.
Greg, Johanna, Monica, Jim and Marianne listen to Lee explain about the area.
Small cabin on the right is a former home for a slave family.
The cabins in this former slave village had a front and back door, two rooms , windows and a fireplace.
Tea Kettle next to the fireplace
A ladle on the wall next to the fireplace
The Church in the Village
The home of Bernard Baruch at Hobcow Barony
The last of the flowers before the weather turns cold
Lee Brockington, a great educator and storyteller.
A portrait of Bernard Baruch
The blue bottles outside of the home will keep the home free of unwanted spirits.
It seems the spirits will go into the bottle and not be able to get out.
The slave village on this Planation was separate from the other buildings.
Families were encouraged to live together. This helped keep slaves from running away.
Not sure if the bowl is an antique.
Light, webs, and history.
Lee welcomes us into the home.
The front doors of the homes face the water. Travel was typically by water.
Looking across the river to the Paper Mill and Foundry at Georgetown.
Wonderful artwork in the home tells stories of the times.
I take photos with natural light. It will be interesting to see if folks are asked not to use the flash on cell phone cameras.