White Point Garden is a glorious place to be at almost any time of the day. When the first rays of sun hit the Charleston peninsula, the Garden starts to light up. One of the first parts of the park that sees the sun is this statue of General William Moultrie (Revolutionary War hero) and these cannons.
Sunset along the Ashley River.
Despite the extreme cold that Charleston has been experiencing, there has been some pretty spring-like activity going on. All over town the Eastern Redbud trees (also known as Cercis canadensis) have been bursting into bloom.
Any spring-like activity where you are?
The heart of Charleston may be Marion Square, but the brain is City Hall. One of the pillars of the Four Corners of Law, City Hall is where Charleston is steered. The building itself was originally a bank, built between 1800 and 1804, and is now home to the Mayor’s office and City Council Chambers. There is some amazing art and history in the building — well worth a visit!
The Ravenel (Cooper River) Bridge as seen from the water, while sailing underneath. It’s an impressive span!
Located on South Battery, directly across from White Point Garden, is the Battery Carriage House Inn. Not only is it a lovely place to stay in Charleston, it offers the chance to share a room with a ghost. One is referred to as the “Gentleman Ghost” and the other is a headless torso. Both have been repeatedly seen over the years, spurring many theories as to who they are (were?). They even have their own rooms. If you want a chance to see the Gentleman, request Room 10. The torso seems to prefer Room 8. While it may be a spooky experience, everyone seems to have come through it unscathed (well, at least physically).
Walking on the High Battery, despite some of the bitter cold we have been experiencing in Charleston, is always inspiring and invigorating. With the Harbor on one side and the spectacular homes on the other, beauty is everywhere you look.
One of the organizations in Charleston that does such a great job in ensuring that the beauty remains, is the Historic Charleston Foundation — among the oldest preservation organizations in the United States. Their headquarters is in the Missroon House at the very end of the High Battery (next to the Carolina Yacht Club).
Another beautiful Charleston sunset… along the Ashley River.