Chapel of Ease (1960)

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The St. Helena Parish Chapel of Ease in the mid eighteenth century. Its walls are of tabby, a mixture of shells, lime and water. The building was destroyed by a forest fire in 1886, but its ruins are on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Comments (12)

Heinz Peierl on May 24, 2012

Schönes Foto


Viele Grüße von der Mosel


Eva Kaprinay on May 24, 2012

Very nice photo dear Marilyn ! Greetings Eva

®mene on May 28, 2012

i just wondered how this one would look like today. That image is taken almost on my birth year.

So i took the coords, put them into GE and flew down there. Just to find that wonderful one of Mary Alice. That was truely my thought when reading that is located in SC... M.A. could have a newer one of it...

And she does :)

exciting world... michael

Marilyn Whiteley on May 30, 2012

Many thanks, Heinz and Eva, for your comments.

Michael, it was when I saw another by Mary Alice of the Chapel of Ease that I decided to post this, just for the contrast. This, taken with low-angle winter sunshine and no green foliage is so different from hers and most of the others. It's rather harsh and lacks their mystery, but that's how it was when I was there, and it's a fascinating place! I've left a comment and a link on that other photo by Mary Alice, and I hope sometime she sees it and comes over for a look.

Greetings, Marilyn

®mene on May 30, 2012

Oh, didn't recognize that post of yours. But i got it - she will got it too. Soon. :)


khoi tranduc on May 30, 2012


MaryAlice on June 12, 2012

Marilyn, how fun, seeing this different view of the beautiful and eloquent "Chapel of Ease." I see that you were here in the harsh winter, and as you pointed out, even the moss has turned brown. Not a leaf on the ground nor green sprig to be had, yet the place is still magnificent. Thank you so much for sharing this, and bringing it to my attention. Isn't it fascinating that we both stood in the exact same spot, only years apart?
It's so wonderful to hear from you, Marilyn. Wishing you a lovely week ahead, Mary Alice

helio antunes on June 26, 2012

Linda foto!Parabéns e uma semana de muita paz!!Abraço..

Diane MP on October 4, 2012

Wonderful shot, and a great old artifact. Like.

frank wibberg on February 8, 2013


The year of my Birth

frank .-)

Marilyn Whiteley on February 9, 2013

Mary Alice, I'm so glad you saw this. Yes, it was years apart that we visited, but we both appreciate the magic of this place. I hope things are going well with you. I hadn't checked to see that you are posting photos again. I'll drop by soon!

Thank you, helio antunes..., Diane, and Frank. I'm glad you like this.


Roger Grund on April 3, 2014

Strangely touching and deserving to be captured for posterity. L+F

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  • Uploaded on May 24, 2012
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    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Camera: SF-Nikon LS-5000