During the Colonial period, chapels of ease were constructed by rice and cotton planters as houses of worship because their plantations were located so far from the churches in Beaufort. This tabby walled church was constructed between 1742 and 1747 for the planters of St. Helena Island. A forest fire destroyed most of it in 1886. All that remain today are its tabby ruins and an adjacent cemetery.

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Comments (56)

MaryAlice on January 28, 2011

Good evening, Michele! How wonderful to find you here amongst the ruins of this old chapel. Thank you for your great appreciation of such a place! You and I have a lot on common I see! I am very pleased to meet you here and share in these wonders. I do look forward to coming to see what all you have in store for me in your gallery. Thank you again for your very kind & thoughtful words. Best wishes to you for a wonderful weekend ahead! :)

Greetings, Carlos, and thank you very kindly for your praise and for enjoying these beautiful remains. I'm so happy that you stopped by to comment here, and wish you a Joyous Friday! :)

Best wishes to you both from the USA,

Mary Alice

Mark Reno on June 1, 2011

Hi Mary Alice: Texture, Composition, lighting, and more! all masterfully combined into yet another wonderful creation...... love this shot Mary Alice..... hope this finds all well with you, we are finally coming out of winters grip here.... maybe some spring shooting in my future!!!!!

Blessings to you ..... Mark

Lloyd. B on June 4, 2011

MaryAlice, This photo just lets you in the door,to discover another open door,into an open area of peace. You set every-thing up perfect for this shot. Well done. P.S ''where have you been,'' Best regards, Lloyd

MaryAlice on June 4, 2011

Mark, you know it is always wonderful hearing from you! I figured you were in your winter cave hiding from the element! I'm glad to hear that Spring is on it's way, and I do hope that will hold great new shooting opportunities for you as well. Thank you so kindly for your generous praise. I am honored. Thank you again for stopping over, and may God continue to richly bless and protect you. :)

Lloyd, What an exceptional critique! I love the way you interpreted this view. How beautiful, and thank you! I'm so very pleased that you enjoyed the shot. Where have I been? I have been busy working on adopting out dogs from our local shelter. It has kept me tied up for weeks, and I'm sorry that I haven't been on here much. I photograph them on Wednesdays and post their shots up on facebook and try to get their faces out there. Several adoptions have taken place lately, and it's always a time consuming process, plus all the postings and chatting about them, etc. It can really take over your life if you're not careful, but I hate seeing so many dogs put down. As tough as it is, it's still so rewarding when you can actually help to save a life! We recently got a great home for the most beautiful Blue Heeler. Of course, I thought of YOU! Take care, sweet friend, and I hope your weekend is off to a fantastic start!

All the best to you both,

Mary Alice

Lloyd. B on June 5, 2011

''My Good Friend'' ''You really are an Angel'' When Kate's Dog Ziggy went missing the first place i went where the local pound's i was quite shocked to see so many loverly dog's and puppy's in these places all looking for home's, and it was even more upsetting to see that so many have to be put down. We had no luck finding ziggy,but for month's i would go onto there web page scanning all the photos of lost dog's,at the top of the page was the ''ad'' photoghrapher's wanted to take photos of the dog's. I was so tempted to vol my time and take photos of the dog's, but i didnt think i could handle seeing those lonely dogs all the time. I think what you are doing is just wonderful,and i just might change my mind now and take some photos of these poor dog's. Keep up this wonderful thing you are doing you really do have the biggest heart. Regards to the Angel of U.S.A. Lloyd

MaryAlice on June 7, 2011

Lloyd, I feel like it's the least that I can do to help. I want to feel like I am using my abilities for good, and this is where my passion lies. I have always wanted to help the animals, so this is just my little way of contributing. It's hard not to get too emotionally attached, but believe me, when you do see good happening, it's so exciting and rewarding! I completely recommend that you get involved with your local shelter! You will feel so good about helping and knowing that sometimes your photograph made the difference in getting even one adopted! Do it, Lloyd! I know you can do it!
Thank you also for all the sweet things you said about me. I could do so much more, but I am trying. I know that every little bit helps, and I hope to one day do even more. Thank you again for your encouragement!
All the best to my far away friend,

Mary Alice

Lloyd. B on June 7, 2011

Your changing my mind pretty quickly MaryAlice,i think im very close to going down to our local shelter,at least i could try it for a few week's and see how i go. Thanks my friend. Lloyd

MaryAlice on June 14, 2011

Lloyd, have you been to the Shelter yet? We just adopted out two more this weekend! I'm so happy! :) Keep me updated! You really need to do it. It will help the dog's chances of getting out of there SO much, because I know your pictures will be GREAT! :)

Warmest regards,

Mary Alice

Hanno van Kamer on August 9, 2011

Nice point of view, and colour.



MaryAlice on October 28, 2011

Thank you so much, Hanno! I'm very pleased that you enjoyed this shot. Greetings and best wishes to the Netherlands,

Mary Alice

®mene on May 28, 2012

Mary Alice... i just found this Chappel in the Gallery of Marilyn Whiteley. Just some years ago ;)

cheers, michael

MaryAlice on June 12, 2012

Yes, Michael, I was just over commenting on her version of it only seconds ago! How fascinating indeed! All the best to you, my friend!

Mary Alice :)

®mene on June 12, 2012

Mary Alice, i just got that and took the complete chain around that old goodie.

Was a funny thing to follow how that chapel connected people. Over that huge distance.

Definitely worth to keep in mind that there were people with their hope and their dreams and their remains.

best... michael :)

MaryAlice on June 13, 2012

Michael, Very true words, my friend! Very true indeed! Isn't it interesting how that happens? Its a small world really.
All the best to you from Georgia, Mary Alice

Rafael (Retrocool) on October 23, 2012

Beautiful. I really love the framing here.

MaryAlice on October 24, 2012

Thank you so much, Rafael. The windows and doorways just worked out perfectly for me! :)

Thanks so much for enjoying the shot.

Best regards, Mary Alice

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