The Ravenel (Cooper River) Bridge as seen from the water, while sailing underneath. It’s an impressive span!
Located on South Battery, directly across from White Point Garden, is the Battery Carriage House Inn. Not only is it a lovely place to stay in Charleston, it offers the chance to share a room with a ghost. One is referred to as the “Gentleman Ghost” and the other is a headless torso. Both have been repeatedly seen over the years, spurring many theories as to who they are (were?). They even have their own rooms. If you want a chance to see the Gentleman, request Room 10. The torso seems to prefer Room 8. While it may be a spooky experience, everyone seems to have come through it unscathed (well, at least physically).
Walking on the High Battery, despite some of the bitter cold we have been experiencing in Charleston, is always inspiring and invigorating. With the Harbor on one side and the spectacular homes on the other, beauty is everywhere you look.
One of the organizations in Charleston that does such a great job in ensuring that the beauty remains, is the Historic Charleston Foundation — among the oldest preservation organizations in the United States. Their headquarters is in the Missroon House at the very end of the High Battery (next to the Carolina Yacht Club).
Another beautiful Charleston sunset… along the Ashley River.
This beautiful Charleston gate can be found on Murray Boulevard. Do you know the difference between cast and wrought iron?
One of the great things about the Ravenel (Cooper River) Bridge is the bike/pedestrian path that was added to the design by popular demand. Named after Garret Wonders, an area cyclist who was killed while out on a training ride, this path is one of the most popular exercise destinations in the Lowcountry. It’s also one of the few large “hills” to train on. There is rarely a time when you do not see walker, runners or bikers on the path. Spectacular views of the harbor too!