On this crisp winter afternoon, the sun cuts through these live oaks in Berkeley County, SC, illuminates the Spanish moss, and warms the pavement which welcomes us to Mepkin Abbey. This is the road into a Trappist monastery near Moncks Corner, SC. It is the resting place for Henry Luce, the founder of TIME and LIFE magazines and his wife, former Congresswoman, Claire Booth Luce.
It is a tranquil place of hallowed ground and sacred spaces over which we declined to drive out of respect. Where this car should not go neither will the camera. We did find one spot at the pavement's edge which seemed to welcome our attention as can be seen below: