Saturday, August 13th, 2022 | 8:00am - 11:30am
Where We Will Meet
At the Gazebo in White Point Gardens
Where The Walk Will End
At the Gazebo in White Point Gardens
About This Walk
This walk will cover some of the most iconic parts of colonial Charleston. We will see buildings constructed between the early 1700’s through the end of the Civil War. The walk route will start at White Point Gardens, turn north to move to the homes along East Bay Street including Rainbow Row, past the Old Exchange and Provost’s Dungeon, return one block south and turn west on Elliott Street, then turn north along Church Street with a short detour to the Pink House, and walk past St. Philips Church and grave yard, thence west on Clifford Street past the Powder Magazine, purported to be one of the oldest structures in Charleston, and finally continuing south along Meeting Street, past the Circular Congregational Church, the Hibernian Society, the First Scots Presbyterian Church, a variety of antebellum homes and finally back to our starting point of White Point Gardens.
One of your leaders, Kem, is a former tour guide, lifelong resident of the city and avid photographer. The other leader, Mel, is a life long photographer and has worked in the printing/publishing industry for over 40 years. This will be both historically informative and photographically rich in subjects.
The group is limited to 20 participants to keep in accordance with Charleston city ordinances. Once 20 people have registered, the walk will be considered full. In the case of rain, the walk will be canceled. Be sure to bring your “travel photography” camera gear, comfy walking shoes, a hat and water. There are no toilet facilities on this walk, so plan accordingly. The walk is about 2 miles long and will take from 1.5 to 2.5 hours. There is free 2 hour street parking around White Point Gardens and space is usually available at 8:00 am. After 2 hours, you may get a ticket from our friendly parking enforcement officers. Come with a smile and be ready to have fun!
Allen Kem Fronabarger Hi folks! It's great to see we have more people signing up for the walk. I will be one of the walk leaders for the Charleston Walk. A little about myself. I am a retired professor of geology but I still teach online at the University of South Carolina Upstate. Having lived in Charleston SC since 1984 I feel that I have gained a small understanding of the city. I worked as a registered tour guide for a few years driving carriages and conducting walking tours in the city. Photography has been a lifelong passion of mine. My older brother, Mel, who is the other Walk leader taught me everything I know about photography. Sadly, he did not teach me everything he knows. I am currently using the Sony Alpha series camera system. I shoot with an Alpha 7R body and will use the Sony FE 4/24-105mm G lens during the walk. I have found that it is the ideal lens in my kit for urban travel/street photography. So what camera gear do you use? Whether you use a cell phone or a high-end camera system, there will be plenty to keep you inspired on the walk. Give us a shout and introduce yourself. Welcome!
Allen Kem Fronabarger Good Morning Friends!! Tomorrow is our walk day. We are excited to lead a walk through Charleston. Because we have a small group (5 total) we will be free to either follow the exact route or if you wish, find other walk opportunities. We have a few handouts for you which will help along the way. Please be at the gazebo at 8:00 sharp so that we can get underway. Looking forward to meeting you and talking about photography.
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Allen Kem Fronabarger Hello fellow walkers! It's great to have you onboard. I do hope you enjoy the walk with us. Can you share a bit about where you live and what your photographic experience is? What are your expectations?