Charming Charleston, SC

Honeymoon?

Honeymoon?

I had no idea that Charleston was a honeymoon destination but when I saw this couple at Charleston Market, I thought, “Awwww, how sweet they look”. The local style was reminiscent of Reese Witherspoon’s preppy clothing line and very different from Texas. I felt a bit under-dressed… The Charleston Market was wonderful with endless vendors selling everything from local artwork and food, featuring the famous Sweetgrass baskets. I admired them and the work put into them but was on a budget.

Horse and Carriage in the French Quarter

Horse and Carriage in the French Quarter

Seeing the horses and carriages helped me envision what Charleston might have been like in times past. The traffic was relatively light in the historic area and it seemed as though the carriages were given priority. It is fun to hear the clip-clop on cobblestones.

Shabby Chic

Shabby Chic

This building intrigued me. At first I thought it was derelict and when I looked closely realized that it had been renovated in this way. It was admirable but I am not sure if I liked it. Shabby chic is a fashion that has passed me by. I am perfectly fine with architecture or furniture that is naturally old but not made to look that way. At the very least, the building made me think about it so perhaps it achieved it’s aim.

Theater

Theater

By contrast, I loved this renovated brick building. I guess you can’t please everyone! Below is yet another church the Circular Congregational Church which dates back to the 1600s. I loved the simplicity of it – it welcomed Scots Presbyterians and French Huguenots amongst others. Belowย is aย sad little French grave of an infant son.

Circular Congregational Church

Circular Congregational Church

Bebe Peronneau

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31 thoughts on “Charming Charleston, SC

  1. Lovely photos. The decrepit look of that newly renovated building might discourage burglars.
    The baby boy’s headstone seems very well preserved. Infant deaths used to be an all too frequent occurrence. Poor parents.

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    • Thank you! As I recall, the building was an auction house or art gallery so perhaps you are right… ๐Ÿ™‚ The infant son died well before vaccines and malaria was a killer in the south.

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  2. The biggest compliment I can pay you is to tell you that I had never thought of putting Charleston on my list of places I REALLY want to see but it has all changed and I am now nagging the Brains to let me go. I’m loving this series xx

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