Charleston in Pictures

July 3, 2014
My friend Everett and I had to go to Charleston last week so that I could get a background check done there.  After that got taken care of, we headed down to the historic downtown so that we could do some exploring.

Ev gave me some basic background information on Charleston since he had gone several times before. He told me that Charleston was founded in the 1670 and was originally called Charles Towne after the English king, Charles II.  Charleston is also one of the oldest cities in the United States and was famous for its rice plantations. The city is often associated with the Civil War because Fort Sumter, located within the Charleston Harbor, is where the first shots were fired at a federal ship.

What I enjoyed the most about Charleston was the architecture.  They city contains many well preserved homes along the Battery, and we had fun just observing the houses.  Many had old-fashioned looking lanterns, decorative iron gates, and window boxes full of flowers.  We also stopped at Rainbow Row, located at 79-107 East Bay Street.  Rainbow Row consists of a small group of colorful houses and makes a great spot to stop for a photo.  Another treat was strolling through the Charleston Waterfront Park.  Stopping by the iconic pineapple fountain is a must!

As far as shopping is concerned, Charleston has it all.  It has a fair share of upscale boutiques, but there are also "regular" stores like H&M, Victoria's Secret, Francesca's, and the Gap.  For information about shopping in Charleston, check out Charleston's Finest.

I'll leave you now with a bunch of pictures from my day trip!



































































 Have you ever been to Charleston or would you ever want to go?

16 comments on "Charleston in Pictures"
  1. I feel like I would love to spend a day there. Everything is so beautiful!

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    1. It's true! Every road I walked down had SOMETHING pretty on it!

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  2. I love Charleston! It's actually where my brother got married a couple years ago.

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    1. It was a good choice because I can see it being a romantic city!

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  3. Gorgeous pictures! I love Charleston. I want to go back so badly.

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    1. Thanks! I know I will be making more trips back there in the near future, and I hope the same holds true for you.

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  4. How beautiful. Charleston is on my list for places I want to visit!

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  5. Very nice, I like the architecture as well and all the trees and flowers!

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    1. It certainly is in bloom this time of year! It makes me want to buy a window box and start planting.

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  6. Lovely houses and beautiful spaces Lisa!

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    1. Everyone told me that I would love Charleston, and they were right!

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  7. So pretty! Love the architecture of the buildings and homes.

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    1. Yes, I love the all the columns and little balconies!!

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  8. Gorgeous photos!! I want to come visit!! :) And that little free library?! OMG! :) Thank you for sharing!

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