Avenue of Oaks

alakajay, Black And White Photography, Photography

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Nikon 1 J1 1/125 @ f/4.5 ISO 100

The impressive “Avenue of Oaks” said to have been planted in 1743, is a natural corridor of moss draped southern Live Oak trees, that warmly welcomes you as one drives up to the Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant in Charleston, South Carolina.
With earliest known references going back to the 1680’s Boone Hall Plantation is open to the public and regarded as being an active plantation for over 320 years. My first encounter with this plantation was 10 years ago watching North and South the popular Civil War based mini series featuring the late Patrick Swayze in which the mansion and the grounds were used extensively. Last week I was able to visit the Plantation while on vacation to three Southern States, Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia.

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11 thoughts on “Avenue of Oaks

  1. Beautiful image AJ. These trees remind me of Sleepy Hollow, NY and all of the very old trees along Route 9 by the cemetery. They are not oak trees in Sleepy Hollow but your scene reminds me so much of them. Awesome work 🙂

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    1. Thank you Joe, I appreciate your comments. I think I know where you are referring to. We’ve been thinking of a trip to Kykuit sometime soon. Did you ever make it to the NY RenFaire? We might make it up sometime this weekend.

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      1. I have never been to Kykuit but I know there are a lot of huge park like estates along Rt. 9. I have never been to the NY RenFaire but a couple of friends of mine were talking about going sometime in September and we probably will join them.

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