Charleston has always been home to a huge variety of boats and ships. There are always plenty of types of water craft to look at — from multi-masted sailing ships, to enormous container ships, to pleasure boats… and even the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier.
Just about every block in Charleston has something noteworthy, interesting or attractive to see. This row of houses on Tradd Street captures the beauty and details of life in Charleston.
While a very low city, with strict height ordinances, Charleston has a pretty interesting skyline. Dominated by church steeples, it helps give Charleston its nickname… the Holy City
The late afternoon sun lighting up the buildings along the end of the High Battery.
The Cogswell Building on East Bay Street was the home of the Evans & Cogswell Printing Company. Prior to the Civil War they printed stamps, bank notes, bonds, certificates of stock, executive documents, medical publications, and military manuals. They even lithographed the Ordinance of Secession, one of the most fateful documents in American history. During the Civil War they produced some of the Confederate currency, government bonds and various books. To escape the clutches of the Northern army, the company was moved to Columbia, SC, where it was burned down in 1865… but that’s another story.
The sun going down along the Ashley River by the Coast Guard Station.
Helicopters come in handy in so many ways, including providing amazing views of the Ravenel (Cooper River) Bridge.
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While walking around Charleston, it’s well worth taking a peek through a gate and seeing what’s on the other side. The gardens and yards are generally beautiful and may contain an eye-catching fountain or statue. This yard, surrounded by hedges and walls is located on lower Meeting Street, at the corner of Ladson Street.