Only a fool won’t fall for Charleston. I have always been captivated by the culture of the South – the rich historical narratives, the soulful cuisine, the warmth of the people, land ownership by generations of the wealthy, the distinctive Southern dialect.
And the gorgeous architecture. There is probably nothing that will not catch your eyes (and heart) in Charleston. Everything is just pretty, this city is not afraid of colors, painting their homes in pastel not only for status but evidently to cool the heat off .The location of many scenes of the movie “The Notebook”, downtown Charleston is breathtaking especially when toured on a horse carriage. Anyone who is a fan of Nicholas Sparks will surely love this charming city of South Carolina.
45 minutes to an hour carriage tour available at $20 for adults, $12 for children (4-11) and children under 4 ride for FREE :)
The historic Charleston City Market is one of the oldest in the country where the newly-freed slaves started to make a living after the Civil War. Some products for sale are locally crafted sweetgrass baskets, clothing, artwork, jewelry and local souvenirs
Luxurious shops line the King Street.
Charleston Market Hall, an example of Greek Revival style architecture.
Gas lamps are still used to light the streets of Charleston, day and night, adding charisma to this already gorgeous city.
The city’s post office.
St.Phillip’s Church, an Anglican.
St. Patrick Catholic Church taken from the left.
Charleston’s rainbow street where houses are shouting in pastel colors is a smart idea to cool off homes facing the ocean.
The famous pineapple fountain.
And architectural displays of unique character.
Cobble-stoned street :)
Visit Tommy Condon’s for an Irish feel.
The Cooper Bridge.