The pineapple fountain in Waterfront Park is a favorite spot for many. Appropriately, the pineapple is a symbol of welcome and hospitability. Traditionally that was expressed two ways –1) the fruit would be used as a centerpiece at the dining table for parties (sharing of friendship), and 2) a fresh pineapple would be places on a gate post or speared on a fence to indicate someone had returned home or were receiving guests. Tasty!
Before the City Market turns into a crowded shopping extravaganza, it’s pretty peaceful in the early morning.
This little pink house on King Street was built in 1904. Always eye-catching and charming.
This handsome gate on King Street opens on to a cool “cut-thru” that leads to the Unitarian Church on Archdale Street. After construction was started in 1772 the church building almost opened in 1777, but was finally completed in 1787 after it was trashed by both American and British militia which were quartered there (at different times!) during the American Revolution.
This good looking Charleston single house on Tradd Street (check out the haint blue ceilings, and the gargoyles by the gate) was built in 1892. More recently it was renovated and completely raised to help better deal with the flood waters that sometimes plague the area. It was one of the first to be allowed to be elevated as a form of preservation.