Postcards from Charleston, Part II

A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of escaping cold, wet winter weather for the milder climate of South Carolina’s lowcountry. Charleston is heavy on Southern charm and full of history, having been founded in 1670 (old by North American standards!). It’s perfect for a long weekend adventure.

Charleston, SC (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)
Charleston, SC (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)

As mentioned before, Rainbow Row is a hot-spot for photography, but you don’t have to go far off the beaten track to realise just how much of this city seems straight out of a painting.

Charleston, SC (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)
Charleston, SC (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)

Wandering its streets turns up treasures at every corner…

Charleston, SC (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)
Charleston, SC (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)
Charleston, SC (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)
Charleston, SC (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)

…including no shortage of gorgeous back gardens. The beautiful wrought-iron gates, many constructed or at least heavily influenced by the celebrated 20th-century blacksmith Philip Simmons, allow passerby to catch a glimpse of lush, botanic oases tucked away behind homes.

Charleston, SC (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)
Charleston, SC (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)
Charleston, SC (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)

Charleston is a city of small, secret places that leave you feeling as if you’re the only person to have discovered them. It’s the tiny, thoughtful details in the decor of the homes and gardens that make you appreciate how beautiful she is- and leave you longing to go back to discover more.


Charleston, SC (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)
Charleston, SC (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)

Have you been to Charleston? Do you get this feeling too? Let me know in the comments or an email!

Charleston, SC (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)
Charleston, SC (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)

2 thoughts on “Postcards from Charleston, Part II

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  1. Charleston is SO gracious and lovely to meander through. So is Savannah. Charleston always seemed to me to be a bit French in character, while Savannah seems more Spanish. I have absolutely nothing to support that–just a feeling I get. Your photos are wonderful!

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