While walking along the Low Battery, I had the pleasure of watching this pod of bottlenose dolphins put on quite the show — fully leaping out of the water, twisting, spinning and then waving their tails in the air. No matter how many times you see them, it’s always a pleasure to see dolphins.
Charleston is a living city, not a museum. Modern co-exists with historic. Here some outdoor dining along King Street brings in a more modern vibe, while tying the newer buildings across the street to the more traditional architecture.
The house on Legare Street where you can find these beautiful flower boxes was built around 1835. In the 1890’s, it was rented byt Capt. Thomas Pinckney. Pinckney was best known for being one of the “Immortal Six Hundred,” who were Confederate officers that were captured and help prisoner during the Civil War. They were intentionally starved and 46 died as a result. They were “immortalized” because they refused to take an oath of allegiance to the United States, despite being put under such duress.
The church graveyards in downtown Charleston are beautiful and fascinating places. The flashes of color shared by early blossoms make the Circular Congregational Church’s even more amazing.
Geo. C. Birlant & Co. was founded in 1922 and has been at the same location on King Street since 1932. While known as a seller of antiques, they also create the Charleston Battery Bench — whose dark green slates and beautiful cast ironwork can be found all over the city and in private gardens. (Glimpses has no connection to the company, apart from having a bench at home.)