14 September 2014

Church Photo in Lieu of Attendance - Bethany Cemetery

Bethany Cemetery, Charleston, S.C.
When it is grey and gloomy outdoors where do I go walking? It seems natural to head to one of our historic cemeteries on upper Meeting St. I roamed Magnolia Cemetery in a light drizzle but caught this shot of the Chapel at Bethany Cemetery on my way out. Bethany is managed by St. Matthew's Lutheran Church so here is some background info from their website.

Bethany Cemetery: St. Matthew's Lutheran Church opened Bethany Cemetery in 1856 after its first cemetery was filled following several yellow fever outbreaks that devastated the immigrant German population of Charleston.  Today, Bethany's beautiful 55 acres are filled with some of the finest Victorian era mortuary art in the low country.