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.

Random welcome sign to tourists at Charleston, South Carolina.
Random welcome sign to tourists at Charleston, 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 :)

Carriage tour in Charleston, South Carolina
Carriage tour in Charleston, South Carolina

 

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

Charleston City Market is one of the oldest in America.
Charleston City Market is one of the oldest in America.

 

Luxurious shops line the King Street.

King Street, Charleston, South Carolina
King Street, Charleston, South Carolina
King Street, Charleston, South Carolina
King Street, Charleston, South Carolina
King Street, Charleston, South Carolina
King Street, Charleston, South Carolina

 

Charleston Market Hall, an example of Greek Revival style architecture.

Charleston Market Hall
Charleston Market Hall

 

Gas lamps are still used to light the streets of Charleston, day and night, adding charisma to this already gorgeous city.

Gas lamps in Charleston, South Carolina
Gas lamps in Charleston, South Carolina

 

The city’s post office.

Charleston, South Carolina post office
Charleston, South Carolina post office

 

St.Phillip’s Church, an Anglican.

Anglican Church St.Philips in Charleston, South Carolina
Anglican Church St.Philips in Charleston, South Carolina

 

St. Patrick Catholic Church taken from the left.

Catholic Church St. Patrick in Charleston, South Carolina
Catholic Church St. Patrick in Charleston, South Carolina

 

Charleston’s rainbow street where houses are shouting in pastel colors is a smart idea to cool off homes facing the ocean.

Rainbow Street in Charleston, South Carolina
Rainbow Street in Charleston, South Carolina
Rainbow Street in Charleston, South Carolina
Rainbow Street in Charleston, South Carolina
Rainbow Street in Charleston, South Carolina
Rainbow Street in Charleston, South Carolina
One of the beautiful pastel houses in Charleston, South Carolina with a unique character
One of the beautiful pastel houses in Charleston, South Carolina with a unique character.
A captivating alley in Charleston, South Carolina.
A captivating alley in Charleston, South Carolina.
One of the beautiful pastel houses in Charleston, South Carolina with a unique character
One of the beautiful pastel houses in Charleston, South Carolina with a unique character

 

The famous pineapple fountain.

The famous Pineapple Fountain in Charleston, South Carolina.
The famous Pineapple Fountain in Charleston, South Carolina.

 

And architectural displays of unique character.

An architectural display in Charleston,South Carolina with a charm.
An architectural display in Charleston,South Carolina with a charm.
an architectural display in Charleston,South Carolina with a charm
An architectural display in Charleston,South Carolina with a charm
An architectural display in Charleston,South Carolina with a charm.
An architectural display in Charleston,South Carolina with a charm.
An architectural display in Charleston,South Carolina with a charm.
An architectural display in Charleston,South Carolina with a charm.
An architectural display in Charleston,South Carolina with a charm.
An architectural display in Charleston,South Carolina with a charm.
An architectural display in Charleston,South Carolina with a charm.
An architectural display in Charleston,South Carolina with a charm.
An architectural display in Charleston,South Carolina with a charm.
An architectural display in Charleston, South Carolina with a charm.
An architectural display in Charleston,South Carolina with a charm.
An architectural display in Charleston,South Carolina with a charm.

 

Cobble-stoned street :)

Cobbled-stone street in Charleston, South Carolina.
Cobbled-stone street in Charleston, South Carolina.
Cobbled-stone street in Charleston, South Carolina.
Cobbled-stone street in Charleston, South Carolina.

 

Visit Tommy Condon’s for an Irish feel.

Tommy Condon's, an Irish pub in Charleston, South Carolina.
Tommy Condon’s, an Irish pub in Charleston, South Carolina.

 

The Cooper Bridge.

The Cooper Bridge, Charleston, South Carolina
The Cooper Bridge, Charleston, South Carolina
The marina in Charleston, South Carolina.
The marina in Charleston, South Carolina.

 

 

 

 

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