This city has been on my go-to list for quite a while, and it did not disappoint.
I honestly don't even know where to begin or how to group the photos.
Should I group by color?
I wonder what my hubby will say when I tell him I think we should replace our paved driveway with cobbles.
Actually, I don't wonder at all. I'm pretty sure I know.
Should I group my photos by paths, drives and alleys that run perpendicular to the sidewalk where I am standing?
Or perhaps by really cool stuff growing up, out of, or all over even cooler stuff.
Speaking of growing things, more than a few houses had this lovely feature.
I wonder what my hubby will say when I tell him I want our wooden steps replaced with brick steps so I can grow perfectly manicured greenery along the risers.
Pretty sure I know the answer to that one, too.
Should I group by houses with an extra splash of personality?
Or by houses with owners who don't like tourists?
How about by amazingly gorgeous and grand houses.
Or perhaps by houses that are not quite so grand, but still beautiful in their own right.
Then, of course, we have the gardens.
When we visited the plantation, we were told we were there on the peak azalea weekend. We certainly couldn't have planned that if we'd tried.
Charleston was beautiful. Every single house and garden was a treat to see. I would have thought there would be a clunker or two, here and there, but not so.
My very favorite part of Charleston, and what I will remember most, has to be the windowboxes.
In fact, one day I may go back and photograph a book entitled, "The Windowboxes of Charleston".
Would you buy a book like that?
Yeah, me neither.
They were all quite different, yet equally appealing.
Usually, I'm drawn to colorful flower displays, but for some reason, this was one of my very favorites. The creamy white brick, combined with the black shutters, different shades of green and chartreuse, (I am not normally a fan of chartreuse in the garden), just made for a striking combination.
Whew! Is anyone still with me?
We spent at least a part of three different days walking miles through the streets of Charleston.
We also spent at least a part of three different days trying out various and assorted ice cream flavors. My favorite by far was the Coconut from Kilwin's. It was amazing. Apparently, Kilwin's is a chain, but alas, not one is to be found in my neck of the woods.
All I can say to wrap up this photo tour is, if architecture, history, gardens, churches, quaintness, grandness, and beautiful agedness is up your alley, then Charleston is the place for you.
Charleston.....I will be back!