Some beautiful flowers to help celebrate Easter. Charleston has a strong link to Easter as it is believed that Charleston was founded on April 6, 1670, which was Easter Day (350 years ago!). (Thanks to all the smart people at Bulldog Tours for that juicy historical nugget!)
The entrance to the Church Street end of Stolls Alley is framed on one side by this incredible wall. The alley is named after a blacksmith (Justinus Stoll) who lived there in mid-1700’s.
The dogs that live here are clearly well-mannered and can read!! Their house on South Battery was built on land reclaimed from the Ashley River and marshes, as part of the project that defined the Charleston peninsula as it exists today.
This pretty scene is on the front side of 1 East Battery (c. 1860) — a grand three story house. The cast iron balconies were added after the Civil War in about 1888. Their view is across the High Battery to the harbor. The grand side piazzas of the house provide a spectacular view of White Point Garden.
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.