This impressive house (Isaac Jenkins Mikell House, c. 1854) at the corner of Ashley Avenue and Montagu Street was once used as the Charleston library. Now it’s the home to one of the Southern Charm reality TV cast members.
Built in 1838-39, the Robert William Roper House is one of the most monumental Greek Revival houses in Charleston. With a prominent location on East Battery, it actually wasn’t ever supposed to be there, as that land was originally intended to be part of White Point Garden.
Stolls Alley, which connects East Bay to Church Street, is one of my favorite cut-thru’s in Charleston.
The bottlebrush plant is one of the most eye-catching, and aptly named, plants in Charleston.
This beautiful wisteria is on the wall of 2 Water Street — a house built before 1818 by Nathaniel Ingraham, who sailed during the Revolutionary War with John Paul Jones on the famous Bon Homme Richard. Interestingly, the ship is named in honor of Benjamin Franklin. Richard was a pseudonym used by Franklin (think Poor Richard’s Almanac).
Broad Street on a beautiful Charleston day. The incredible building on the left is the Confederate Home and College, which was built as a private home in 1800, became a hotel and then in 1867 became the Home for Confederate Widows and Orphans. Today it is still used as a home, but is also an events venue.
Charleston is the first city in South Carolina to close their parks and and order people to stay home (unless on essential business or exercising) because if the COVID-19 virus. This photo was taken two days before the order went into effect, but some good social distancing in practice — even between this couple.