As the sun drops in the Charleston sky, it creates wonderful silhouettes — in this case, of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. The Cathedral is located in Broad Street and has one of the many steeples that give Charleston the nickname of the “Holy City.”
The sun rising behind the High Battery. An inspiring morning view.
The Charleston Library Society, founded in 1748, is the third oldest subscription library in the United States (after only the Library Company of Philadelphia (founded 1731 by Benjamin Franklin) and the Redwood Library and Athenaeum of Newport, Rhode Island (1747). It has been at its current location at 164 King Street since 1914.
Despite the rather wintry feel to this photo, it was taken while the temperature was about 65 degrees!
This cannon was found under the house at the corner of Tradd and Greenhill Streets after it was last sold. It’s the real deal, as the owners had it authenticated. While I’m not sure how old it is, it must just have been stored there as the house was built in 1894. Charleston is full of interesting things no matter where you look!
Beauty can be found in all sorts of unexpected places in Charleston. Check out the reflection of one of the historic homes on Tradd Street in the in window behind this wonderful flower box.
Yesterday was the second Sunday of the month, and that means it’s “Second Sunday” in Charleston, a wonderful monthly tradition. King Street, between Calhoun and Queen Streets (home to some of the best shopping in the United States) is shut to motorized traffic and the street turns into a wonderful pedestrian mall — full of people, dogs, musicians, dancers, outdoor dining, shopping and more.
One of the wonderful monthly traditions in Charleston is “Second Sunday.” King Street, between Calhoun and Queen Streets (home to some of the best shopping in the United States) is shut to motorized traffic and the street turns into a wonderful pedestrian mall — full of people, dogs, musicians, dancers, outdoor dining, shopping and more.
Beautiful doors, earthquake bolts and wonderful flower boxes can be found all around Charleston. These are on Anson Street.