Saturday, July 18, 2009

Carnton Plantation

I am joining Anne Marie at http://nadafarmlife.blogspot.com/search?q= for Black and White Sunday...let's take a look at a local landmark...



Historic Carnton Plantation, here in Franklin Tn. was built in 1826.





This home was used as a Civil War Hospital after "the bloodiest battle" of the Civil War.






The home and grounds are open to the public and used for events and concerts.







It is a beautiful place, with a gritty history.








Many dead soldiers were layed out on these porches.









including four Confederate Generals.










the gardens are being renovated by Master Gardeners.











you can certainly feel the history here...













this lone tree really captures the austere beauty and melancholy of these historic grounds.......for more information go to http://www.carnton.org/history.htm
to change any photo to a "vintagey" look, check out this free website...
http://labs.wanokoto.jp/olds












4 comments:

Anne Marie said...

those are fantastic! love the history about them all......they have so much more meaning when you hear the 'artists' comments on their own photography........

thanks for joining in!
have a blessed Sunday!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Erin. Thank you so much for coming to visit me and your kind comments!! These shots are wondeful and what an interesting piece of history. I love the porch shots!! Thank you for taking me on this little tour this Sunday. Julie

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Hi Erin,
Wonderful images. Would love to visit tha Plantation in person someday.
You have an eye for b and w. I realized afterwards that the vintage looking building wasn't from an old photograph but that you converted from the site you mentioned. Thanks for the link. I think I like it better then the photoscape one I use.
Enjoy your Sunday,
Carole

Carrie said...

Just beautiful, and so evocative of times gone by.