Sunday, March 28, 2010

More from Charleston


Here is another set of pictures from our visit to Charleston. If you missed either of the other two posts, you can look at my sidebar on the right and scroll down to LABELS. Click on CHARLESTON. Above is a picture of the church which George and I attended while there, St. Michael's Episcopal Church. That church has a fabulous set of bells (men pull the ropes), and it was great standing outside and listening to the church bells chime --as the music bounced off of all of the surrounding buildings. AWESOME!!!!!




I showed a picture two days ago of the "Two Meeting Street Inn" (a hotel now) on the Battery. Here is one of the Tiffany windows in this inn... Gorgeous, isn't it?




Many of the beautiful homes in and around Charleston have beautifully manicured gardens like this.




We walked on brick streets and cobblestone streets. AND --we visited Catfish Row... Remember "Porgy and Bess"???? Catfish Row is where "Porgy and Bess" took place.





Since most of the homes in the historic area around Charleston are million dollar homes, you can only imagine all of the fancy and very expensive cars we saw in the driveways!!!!




Fancy iron gates were abundant around the Battery area of Charleston. I could do an entire post showing all of the beautiful gates and fences and balconies.




This is the "City Market"---where everything in the world (almost) is sold . These are some of the Sweet-grass baskets made in the area.




And I saved the best for last!!!!! Many of you have asked if we saw the famous Rainbow Row in Charleston... The answer is YES.... For those of you who haven't heard of Rainbow Row, it is a row of houses (mid-1700 homes) which are now all different colors. In my picture, you can only see about four of them--but there are quite a few more along this street, all in different pastel colors. THIS is a must see for anyone visiting Charleston.

Hope you have enjoyed my three posts from Charleston.

Have a blessed Palm Sunday!!!!! Hosanna!


Hugs,

44 comments:

diane said...

I have enjoyed them very much as it is the only way I will experience the beauty of Charleston. It is like out of a picture book or calendar. I often wonder what people do that own such homes. Thanks for the tour.

Pam said...

Betsy, this is a beautiful photo journal of your trip to Charleston. You would make a great tour guide.

Have a blessed Palm Sunday.

Neal said...

Allison bought (actually we bought for Allison) one of the baskets. They are expensive. We bought at Boone Plantation for $25 but saw the same basket other places for $65-$70. We missed Rainbow Row...Patti must not have caught that or she thought we didn't have enough time.

Abraham said...

I suppose there really is a "class system" in this country. Rich, Middle and Poor.

As a Middle Class family, we used to go visit the places where the rich class lived, like you did in this post. Our favorite was Savannah, Georgia. I have never heard of the rich class coming to see where I live. I wonder why?

The knot garden is lovely and somebody puts a lot of time into that. Catfish Row reminds me of so many places I have been and I bet the food is excellent.

Sandra said...

I have certainly enjoyed the trip to Charleston. I would like to see a few of your gates. i like photos of gates, one of my things i look for

T said...

Charleston is such a lovely, old town. I so want to see it one of these days.

Lovely pics!

Lucy said...

The church is my favorite. So beautiful. Architects that designed buildings like that were totally gifted. Or inspired. Charleston and Savannah are two towns I'd really love to see. Been in both states but never got to those places.

amelia said...

The coloured homes are not only pretty they are also HUGE!!

One day..

Pam said...

Charleston is a city that I long to visit.

Deb Pierce said...

I love that Tiffany window...beautiful.

Beth said...

Thanks so much for this vicarious trip to Charleston, Betsy. I've really enjoyed it and have definitely put Charleston on my list of places to visit someday. I would love to see an entire post on the wrought iron gates and fences you saw. They are beautiful pieces of art.

Ocean Girl said...

I love Charleston. I love the South.

Small City Scenes said...

Thank you so much for the grand tour of Charleston. It shows the South as we picture it. MB

Pat - Arkansas said...

Lovely photos, Betsy. I love the "bride's cake" steeple on the church.

Your photos and narratives are really making me want to visit Charleston.

thesouthernlady64 said...

Hi Betsy, All your Charleston pictures are just wonderful. I love visiting places like this. Guess that is why I love New Orleans so much. Have a great week.

dot said...

I've never heard of rainbow row. Now I WANNA GO!!

Catherine said...

I would have loved to be at that Market with you ~ it looks fun!

You have a wonderful Sunday too Betsy!

Kirigalpoththa said...

I like that vintage car!

Arkansas Patti said...

Abe has an interesting point. Wonder if the rich ever take a tour of our neighborhoods just so they could know how good they have it. Personally wouldn't trade. Too much upkeep. Nice to visit though.
I wonder if the owners of the Rainbow Row houses get to pick their own color. I love the look.

Diane AZ said...

I enjoyed seeing the beautiful colors and designs of Charleston through your pictures. Every detail looks special and unique yet they all work together tastefully.

Ginny said...

I am sad to see these posts come to an end! Did you take many more pictures? I would love a post with just the gates, one with just the gardens, one with the churches, one with the cars, etc. Really! Because this is so enjoyable. I adore the stained glass window with it's blue and green. And the cute little yellow car, I also like the stonework it's sitting on! It really makes me smile! The garden is amazing, and what is that in the church tower? Is it the way the bell is hanging? Upon clicking, I still couldn't tell.

Cheryl said...

What beauty in Charleston. Loved the window, so very beautiful. As for the houses, seems to be many different sizes and shapes as well as the color. Another place I would love to visit.

EG Wow said...

I have NEVER been to Charleston but now I think I really ought to see it in person. :)

Bird Girl said...

That was fantastic! I loved seeing Rainbow Row - and that car was amazing! I want one!!! I wanted to buy one of those sweet grass baskets when we were in Hilton Head - handmade by the Gullah people. But they were too expensive! Maybe next time. How amazing that people can make such wonderfully intricate things out of GRASSES!

Femin Susan said...

Charleson look beautiful with your photography. Keep posting about Charleson.
Cheers!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

So much beauty. I love that I can visit you and get to travel to so many places....hugs....m.....

Diane said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful place. I love the Tiffany window and the church and of course that darling car. It's nice to see something completely different than around here. Beautiful. Diane

Glenda said...

You take the neatest photos! You'd make a wonderful tour guide with your eye for detail and amazing memory!! I don't know which of the photos is my favorite; I love the church . . . and the Tiffany window . . . and I'd love to visit Rainbow Row with all its pastel colors. Simply beautiful!

Dar said...

The plush manicured gardens, the gates, I love, Love, LOVED the church., I can hear the bells chiming. Such a wonderful walk through Charleston, through your eyes. Thanks so much for sharing and for visiting recently. I so enjoy hearing from you and George....guess what, there has been good change in our home. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers lately and your emails. You two are diamonds in the rough.
BlessYourHearts

Rose said...

Betsy, I have really enjoyed your pictures from there...such a beautiful place. I love that first picture of the church though...just so beautiful.

imac said...

Beautiful Betsy, love that car and those houses.

wncmountainliving said...

Loooks like you had a wonderful trip - I want to go back and take the garden tour they have in spring and fall! You mentioned you had been to the Grove Park Inn from my sky photo - I work there in an art gallery in the hotel. It is a fun place to be.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

All of your great photos make me want to see this city even more...loved those rainbow homes, of course I love color...thanks for sharing these lovely shots!!!

The Retired One said...

What a wonderful place..gorgeous! On my list of places to go..with all of these places, I better live to 100+. ha

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This has been fascinating.I feel like I was there walking along side you.I love the fancy gardens and all the fancy scroll work on the gate.Thanks.
Blessings,Ruth

Dorothy said...

Thanks for the tour, Betsy! It's probably the only way I'll ever see it!

carolina nana said...

Happy Sunday Betsy, Enjoyed your Charleston pics. I wish they would have somehow named the old market place something to do with the history it has of actually being an old slave market to retain its historical value.
Have a blessed evening
Marilyn

Busy Bee Suz said...

Beautiful gardens and homes. History. Good food. cobblestone streets, stained glass windows...what is there NOT to love?

Ms. ~K said...

Oh I do love Charleston. I am originally from Savannh, so I'm a low-country kind of girl!
Kit

Carletta said...

That church steeple is gorgeous!
So much to see in such an historic city.
I'd like living in one of those pastel houses and driving that car for just a day - a day. :)
The market I do remember. I bought a heart shaped basket and one for my neighbor. When we came out of the market a group of Hari Krishna's were chanting up and down the streets. Me and my kids who were little were speechless..
Lovely post Betsy! You and George share such wonderful things with us.

Regina said...

Great photos and captures Betsy. Love the church. Thank you for sharing and tour.

A blessed Holy Week.

XO Regina

SquirrelQueen said...

More beautiful photos Betsy, I have really enjoyed the tour. On my one visit to the city I missed a lot of places including Rainbow Row. I can see all of that now in your photos.

Before I forget again, I love your blog's new look. The header and background are fabulous.

Hugs,
Judy

Daisy said...

I loved this post, Betsy! I feel like I got to take a little mini vacation with you right through the computer. The tiffany windows are so pretty, and I really love that little yellow car!

Mary said...

Love those tiffany windows and the iron gates. Charleston is a great city. I'd like to go back there some time.