Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Charleston SC and Did Someone Mention Pirates?

Exploring different cities even for a second time offers a deeper look into the city. Tasting their foods and dipping into their cultures is always an exciting adventure for me, discovering new things and tastes.

 Here are a few photos from my recent trip to Charleston, South Carolina.  Posting to City Daily Photo.

Welcome to Charleston

"He who would travel happily must travel light."

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Rain or shine, cloudy or sunny Charleston has it all, and the architecture is something to be seen day or night, and these next few photos is a good mixture of walking about the streets of the French Quarter and the City of Charleston. Enjoy!

"Travel is more than just seeing the sights; it is a change that goes on, 
deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." 
Miram Beard

"Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you rich."
Author unknown

One of my most favorite things to do, not just here in Charleston, but also Savannah, Georgia are the quaint, mostly private and yet so many visible secret little gardens, pathways and alleyways to those roaming by.  Of course there is a private garden tour I have yet to take, so I know I'll need to return again sometime.

"Walking the streets of Charleston in the late afternoons of August was like walking through a gauze or inhaling damaged silk." Pat Conroy

Not only are new miracles blooming everywhere you go, but there are also amazing vehicles and sometimes odd, (a town of makeshift vehicles and golf carts all around.

The Pineapple Fountain

Gullah Culture works of art.

"If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden."

Frances Hodgson Burnet

We took a most delightful Pirate Ghost Tour and we each received a genuine shark tooth even!

"Charleston is an extraordinary place. There is a deep connection between the residents and nearly three hundred and fifty years of history, and those ties between daily life and the distant past are strengthened by the occasional glimpse beyond the veil."

James Caskey

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!

Take good care of you.


Elephant's Child said...

How very, very beautiful. Love those gardens and thank you for taking us along.

Jeff said...

Glad you had a good trip to the Low County. I used to love Charleston, but when I lived on Skidaway Island found I loved Savannah even more. I recently read and reviewed "Hurricane Jim Crow" which is about the Gullah culture and how the terrible storms of the late 19th Century impacted their lives and culture. It's a bit academic, but was insightful

RedPat said...

I love the little gardens. that looks like a lovely city, Karen.

Yvonne said...

We took a tour of Charleston on our way to Panama, Central America. Quite amazing. If only I had been able to go back a second time - that would have been perfect. Glad you enjoyed your trip, and all the photos are wonderful.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos of Charleston! Sounds like you had a wonderful trip!
Take care, have a happy weekend.