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.
This is a pretty common view in Charleston. Pretty being the operative word!
Have you taken one of the carriage rides?
Charleston has officially been named an “All American City.” It’s not hard to see why.
This house on Atlantic Street is actually one of two identical houses built by Captain Benjamin Smith in the 1830’s. Do you know the story behind them?
The Pineapple Fountain in Waterfront Park is a favorite destination for locals and visitors. For centuries the pineapple has symbolized hospitality — which is perfect for Charleston, voted perennially the friendliest city in America.
With spectacular views of the harbor, the Pineapple Fountain area is a great one to sit, soak up some sun or just people watch. While the water can be a little chilly in the winter months, in the heat of the summer you can find children, dogs and many feet finding it a great spot to cool off.
The intersection of Broad and Meeting Streets is known as the Four Corners of Law. The buildings on the four corners represent Federal (US Post Office and Federal Courthouse), State (Charleston County Courthouse — in which state law is enforced), City (Charleston City Hall) and ecclesiastical law (St. Michael’s Church).
Have you studied law here?
With the enormous magnitude of beautiful homes in Charleston, sometimes it’s hard to get excited about the beauty of each individual one. Walking down the street you can just say to yourself, “Oh, it’s just another Charleston house,” when taken alone it’s really beautiful. This house on Broad Street is just another Charleston house.