The Low Battery runs from the Coast Guard Station at Tradd Street, along Murray Boulevard to where it runs into White Point Garden and the High Battery. One of the best spots to walk or run in Charleston.
There are a number of checkerboard sidewalks and entryways in Charleston. This eye-catching one can be found on Legare Street.
This eclectic house on “Big” Lamboll Street was built by the prolific Patrick O’Donnell in the 1850’s. It’s distinctly different in style than its larger neighbors.
This beautiful entrance to an antebellum (c. 1850) house on King Street glows in late afternoon sun.
Charleston houses come in all colors and sizes. You can find this little one on Gibbes Street, next to a really big one.
This view of part of the Charleston skyline contains two of the major steeples in town — St. Michael’s Church on the right and the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist on the left. The Cathedral’s steeple (actually called a “spire”) was added in 2010 (although the building opened in 1907), making it almost 250 years younger than St. Michael’s. A definite generation gap.
Even when buttoned up in preparation of a hurricane potentially coming to Charleston, St. Michael’s Church is majestically beautiful. The oldest religious building in the city, construction of this church building was completed in 1761. It’s certainly seen, and weathered, quite a few storms and hurricanes.
Broad Street has mostly foot traffic on a pre-Hurricane Florence morning. The Old Exchange Building, which was completed in 1771 and is one of the most significant colonial buildings in the United States, anchors the street. Even the ghosts in the Provost Dungeon under the building seem to be having a quiet morning.
Despite the expectation that the winds of Hurricane Florence are not going to treat Charleston too badly, some of the buildings and houses are buttoning up. This is Charleston City Hall, which was built in the early 1800’s as one of the original branches of the First Bank of the United States. It later became Charleston’s City Hall in 1818. May it last another 200 years.