One of the most popular destinations in Charleston for both locals and visitors is White Point Garden at the tip of the peninsula. On any given day there can be weddings, picnics, and family gatherings, people nap in hammocks strung between the Live Oak and Palmetto trees while dogs chase squirrels and sticks. On a really chilly and bright Charleston day, not so much.
On a still morning at the City Marina, the boats, sky and water all sort of merge together.
Despite the sub-freezing weather that Charleston has been experiencing, blossoms like these have been popping out all over town. It may not yet feel like spring, but it sure is starting to at least look that way.
Charleston sunsets are often a spectacular event. Here the sun paints the sky as it descends beyond the Ashley River.
The closest plantation to Charleston was McLeod Plantation. Dating back to 1741, the plantation not only grew cash crops (most notably cotton), it was used as military headquarters in the Revolutionary War and by both the North and the South during the Civil War. After the Civil War it was used as the Freedmen’s Bureau for the area. It was home to the McLeods until 1990, when it was turned over to the Historic Charleston Foundation. In 2011 it was sold to the Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission and will soon be open to the public as a county park.
These fantastic cast ironwork railings lead up to the front of Market Hall at the end of the City Market in Charleston. This building is one of the great examples of Greek Revival architecture in the city.
At the top of the stairs is the United Daughters of the Confederacy Museum, where you can find all sorts of relics of the Confederate States of America.