In order to help combat flooding from storms, the city now has the ability to drop the level of Colonial Lake — so that it acts as a catch basin for excess water. With Tropical Storm Elsa perhaps heading this way, the water levels are now far below the norm.
You can find this beautiful mural adorning one of the City Market sheds.
The early morning sun lighting up St. Michael’s Church and the Federal Building — half of the famous Four Corners of Law. Among the many interesting pieces of St. Michael’s history, it is the oldest church structure in Charleston — with its cornerstone being laid in 1752 and opening for services in 1761.
The Fort Sumter House, formerly the Fort Sumter Hotel, at 1 King Street across from White Point Garden, is the tallest building south of Broad Street. In its history some pretty interesting people have stayed or lived there. In 1941, John F. Kennedy, while an ensign in the Navy, was one of those people — and is believed to have had a torrid affair with Inga Arvad, a Nazi spy. Interestingly, once that was discovered, JFK was shipped off to the Pacific and took command of PT-109… and the rest is history.
The huge white flower on the Magnolia tree is truly iconic.