On our way back from the Georgia National Fair in Perry last month, Ed and I spent an extra night at Gray and the next day visited the Jarrell Plantation (http://gastateparks.org/JarrellPlantation). This historic site was owned by the same family for 140 years and successfully transitioned from an antebellum agrarian economy to an industrial one. It is now a large complex of buildings dating from 1847 until 1920. My previous life as a historic preservationist suddenly took over. In fact, my first experience with an SLR was taking documentary photos for historic structure reports and National Register nominations. But the photos I took at Jarrell are not documentary. On this trip I wanted to capture the mood of these antique buildings and settings and explore the textures and patterns that they express. This is larger than my usual collection but there are a lot more photos that I could have made there. Hopefully I’ll go back. It was clear to me from this trip that I need to add Historic Sites to my list of subjects. Click here or on Home at the top of this blog to see the slide show with all the photos. Click on the slide then on the image to enlarge it and read the caption. Why not leave a comment to tell me which you like best?