Sacred Ruins

Old Sheldon Church
Located outside of Charleston lies ruins from what was originally named Prince William’s Parish Church but known as Sheldon. The first structure was built in the Greek Revival style between 1745 and 1753. The structure was burned by the British Army in 1779, then after being rebuilt in 1826 was burned again by the Federal Army in 1865.

As I walked the church grounds I felt a serene connection that encouraged me to slow down in finding compositions that called to me. A few surviving gravestones were scattered in the yard reminding me of those that were here before. Twisted oaks and spanish moss combined with the decaying pillars and arches, creating a unique and beautiful place to spend some time.

'Old Sheldon Church Ruins'  © Denise Bush
‘Old Sheldon Church Ruins’ © Denise Bush
'Brick Ruins'  © Denise Bush
‘Brick Ruins’ © Denise Bush
'Pillars From The Past'  © Denise Bush
‘Pillars From The Past’ © Denise Bush
'Arch Triptych'  © Denise Bush
‘Arch Triptych’ © Denise Bush
'Twisted Root'  © Denise Bush
‘Twisted Root’ © Denise Bush