Month: February 2014

Reflections on Charleston

I recently spent a few days in Charleston, South Carolina. I went primarily to visit Fort Sumter and see where the Civil War began and also to indulge in the down-home Southern cooking of a city that has quickly become a foodie paradise.

The city resonates with history. As a history buff and an architectural design buff it was incredible. From the old, Southern plantation homes to the unique Gullah culture to the fascinating Citadel campus, I could’ve spent a month instead of days. Here are some photos that hopefully capture the mood and experience of being in Charleston.

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The famous Charleston Battery. A true gathering place for locals.

CharlestonChurch

Historic church with graveyard.

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Cobblestone streets run throughout the residential areas.

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Beautiful entryway for home on State Street.

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Walking down King Street.

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An 18th century Charleston home.

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Arriving at historic Fort Sumter on a very cold and windy morning.

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The historic Charleston City Market.

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Having lunch at HUSK. An amazing experience in Southern cooking.

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