The longest cluster of Georgian houses in the United States, Rainbow Row is an iconic Charleston image with their Caribbean color scheme. One of the popular myths regarding the colors is that they were painted that way so that drunken sailors would be more easily able to find the house in which they were bunking. The true story is that in 1931 Dorothy Haskell Porcher Legge purchased a number of the houses to restore them and selected the Caribbeans colors… and other neighboring owners eventually followed her lead and created the “rainbow.”
Charleston is known as one of the most colorful cities in the world. It’s not hard to see why. This corner of Tradd and East Bay Streets was at one of the corners of the original walled city, and the remains of the original wall are under the ground just across the street.
Water, pluff mud, the profile of the Lowcountry and the sun… all components of what makes Charleston Charleston. What’s your favorite part?
Low tide and boats at rest in the early morning Charleston light at the City Marina along the Ashley River.
The late afternoon light making a row of beautiful Charleston houses on Ashley Avenue glow.
All the rain in Charleston has given way to some beautiful flowers. This house on Colonial Street is full of color and blooms.