The classic beauty that is Charleston, SC

A couple of days ago I had an email from tinalynne of Book Blob thanking me for giving them The Versatile Blogger Award.  She went on to say that she loved my post, https://photosfromtheloonybin.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/peace-and-tranquility/, about Charleston, SC and that it was exactly how she pictured it after reading a novel that took place in Charleston.  I usually only post one photo per day, but I told tinalynne that I would do another post about Charleston to show her some of the beautiful old houses that we saw.

On the day that we walked around the old neighbourhoods of Charleston, I was the epitome of a tourist because my camera was glued to my face, snap snap snapping away. Many of the houses are mansions on streets lines with beautiful mature trees (including palm trees), and you can even take guided tours of some of them.  Look at the detail in the architecture and how well loved these houses are.  That was one of my favourite aspects of Charleston – everything is clean and well cared for.  It is hands down one of the most beautiful cities I have ever seen.

Even more impressive are the municipal buildings and churches at the heart of the city. Stay tuned tomorrow for some shots of the downtown.

Charleston Houses 1

 

Charleston Houses 2

 

Charleston Houses 3

 

Charleston Houses 4

 

Charleston Houses 5

 

Charleston Houses 6

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14 Responses to The classic beauty that is Charleston, SC

  1. Northern Narratives says:

    I like the old neighborhoods.

  2. kerryl29 says:

    A very nice set of images.

    I’m curious to know whether you spent any time at the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens (http://www.magnoliaplantation.com/) while in Charleston.

    • No, we talked about visiting some plantations, but we ran out of time. Both of our sons are into military history, so we made it a point to take them to Fort Moultrie, Fort Sumter, and we toured Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum where we were able to go aboard the USS Yorktown and the submarine, Clamagore. They had a blast! I hope to go back again one day so that we can check out some of the plantations.

  3. dafarmer says:

    I’m not playing up my home state by anymeans…*cough Cough* but you should visit Savannah, GA then if you love old plantations and buildings. What a city! I’m not from Savannah but I lived about a three hour drive from there, I had plans on going to the Art College there….but I digress! It is a really pretty city built in a grid pattern so it is very hard to get lost. I hope you love Salt Water Taffy cause there is a lot of it there and Tybee Island is such a nice beach to visit!

    I love your photos of Charlston!

    • Thank you! I would really like to take another trip down south so that we can explore some of the other beautiful cities like Savannah. Unfortunately, my parents will not be down there this year for the winter (that’s who we stayed with), and my son has to get his tonsils out around the time we would have normally gone. Oh well, I will just have to be patient!

  4. Simone says:

    beautiful. there can never be too many posts about Charleston. I love to hear what visitors think about the Lowcountry. I’m glad y’all enjoyed your stay! Here’s a post from a native’s perspective. http://bit.ly/sentimentallysouthern Thanks for sharing these pictures!

    • Thank you so much for visiting and commenting! I read your post and loved it. You are so right – there are many things that Charleston is known for, but some of the captivating qualities are hard to put your finger on. We stayed on Isle of Palms, and I could not get over the glorious sunrises. I dragged my husband out of bed early every morning to walk the beach so I could capture the sunrises with my camera. I came home with hundreds of picture! LOL. Stay tuned because my post today is about Charleston too!

  5. xandreverkes says:

    I agree with tinalynne….. this is gorgeous… what a great post!!! Thanks for sharing this beautiful architecture with us!!! 🙂 **

  6. TBM says:

    Love the photos. I haven’t spent too much time in the south, but I think I would be like you and take a ton of photos.

    • It’s not hard to do, trust me. I guess it’s because sometimes you get sick of taking pictures of the same old thing at home, so when you visit somewhere else and the plants, trees, architecture, people, animals, etc. are so different it’s just so refreshing to capture it all! Does that make sense?

  7. I can’t wait to show my friend who spent some of her childhood in South Carolina!

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