Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Back of Things

In this challenge Cee asks us to view something from behind or from underneath.  My submission is the monochrome version of the underside of what may be the earliest example of a cantilevered, or floating, staircase in Georgia.  Cantilever construction allows for an overhanging structure, such as a staircase, to be constructed without external bracing.  This staircase is found…

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Fences

I may have used these photos before, but they are perfect for Cee’s fences challenge this week. The first two photos come from the Vann House historical site in Chatsworth, Georgia. Built by wealthy Cherokee leader and planter James Vann, the Vann House was completed in 1804 and in 1819, was visited by U.S. President James Madison….

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Black and White

The Chief Vann House in Northwest Georgia was completed in 1804 in what was then the Cherokee Nation.  From the Georgia Department of Natural Resources: “During the 1790s, James Vann became a Cherokee Indian leader and wealthy businessman. He established the largest and most prosperous plantation in the Cherokee Nation, covering 1,000 acres of what…