May 7-10, 2009 – Charleston

May 27, 2009  •  Charleston, South Carolina, Travel

Charleston has been on my list to visit for years. I’ve always heard about how gorgeous the historic homes and gardens are, and frankly, what’s not to love about a city that has shrimp and grits as its most famous dish? So when my niece invited us for her graduation from the College of Charleston, I signed up! The Andrew Pinckney Inn – wonderfully restored old historic house that happens to sit smack in the middle of everything
Original Customs House I have no idea why people have put gum all over these telephone poles, but both poles on this corner are covered as high as you can reach!
Originally the market where slaves were sold, now full of local crafts

Sweetgrass baskets, woven onsite by craftspeople

Another view of the market

One of the many church steeples

Cemetery next to the church

View from Vendue Inn’s rooftop bar (where my niece works)

The new bridge (they call them “connectors”) in Charleston – the longest cable-stay bridge in North America – which leads to the beaches

Tuna sashimi for lunch…

…at S.N.O.B. (Slightly North of Broad)

Historic building in the Battery

Historic homes along the Battery Statue in Battery Park

Cool bark!

Great gardens in the historic area of Charleston

Another lovely church

Getting the horses ready for a carriage ride

Hank’s – some say the best seafood in Charleston

Can you smell the jasmine just by looking at this?

Shrimp & Grits at Hank’s

View over the park

Saturday morning Charleston Farmers’ Market off of King Street

Produce at the market…

…along with herb plants

Graduation ceremony at College of Charleston

Shopping on historic King Street

Daughters of the Confederacy – entrance to historic market

Church Street

Beach homes of South Carolina

Baby clams just forming along the beach

Atlantic Ocean
Sunset at the beach house

Antique shops along King Street

Mother’s Day brunch at Rue du Jean


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