Although this post has a huge number of pictures, it shows part of one day, out of those ten days of our trip.
The walking-tour part of Charleston has a lot of alleys. I put in a great deal of research to come up with a good route, but in the end we just followed our noses.
As one who has raised and watered and struggled over a potted mango sapling, this was amazing to me. Those little yellow blobs: baby mangos!
OK I'm leaving out some of the most important parts!! Naturally we had to sample the horse drawn services. As I said on my FaceBook, I chose Old South Carriage Company. It was the best bet for us and we were given a very good ride. Note for other customers: we got lucky and drew Zone 1, the best of the 3.
We didn't actually shoot pictures while on board; however, we did get these. The horse's name was Ben. Since we live in Central Pennsylvania, imagine our pleased surprise to discover Ben was of Amish origin.
Charleston is truly a beautiful city, and for southern charm it is well preserved. We staged several passes through the lower blocks, walking for a total of about 5 hours.
This one is called the Gate of Swords.
Since both of us are ship-loving romantics, and since this tour is highly personal, you will not be surprised at the next 3 shots. The outer boundary of the lower city is the sea. What should we spot but a cargo ship coming in -- it instantly drew our attention (and our lenses).
Naturally, we had to watch it all the way in, which took a fair amount of time.How the Timaru Star II got its name).
Back in the city, we found many beautiful flowers, doors and other objects.
Somewhere south of Broad St, in the eastern half, deep in the brick houses zone, we came upon this:
This one looked wood.
This one also looked wooden.
If you ever get to Charleston, be sure to wave at this house for me.