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Photos....Charleston, South Carolina

What is it about Charleston...the sea breezes, the thick southern charms, the pastel homes along Rainbow Row?
The answers are varied, as Charleston easily beguiles over 4 million visitors each year, luring them in with a wide variety of attractions and historical sites.

Located about midway along the South Carolina Atlantic Ocean coastline, this gem of a city is an exotic blend of English, French and West African cultures, as well as an arts and culinary center of distinction.

All but surrounded by rivers, at its very heart lies a peninsula lined with historic homes, stunning gardens and cobblestone streets. And for gastronomes and shoppers, trendy restaurants and specialty stores await.

queen and church street
An early morning view on the corner of Church and Queen streets, Charleston, South Carolina.
gravestones charleston south carolina
Often thick with moss-draped trees and wistful statuary of angels and children, southern cemeteries are one of my favorite places to visit. This large plot in a church cemetery in Charleston, South Carolina belonged to one family.
slave quarters charleston south carolina
The Aiken-Rhett House was built for Charleston merchant John Robinson in 1817. A typical Charleston double house, the building consisted of a central hallway with two rooms on either side. At the back of the property sits the slave quarters, and during that time period it was home to a few dozen slave. This is a view of the warming kitchen.
charleston homes
Facing the harbor along East Battery Street is famed Battery Row, a line of towering waterfront mansions that represent the heyday of Charleston's visual splendor. Homes here range in origin from 1809 to 1920, and display a mix of styles from Italian Renaissance Revival to Art Deco.
george washington statue charleston south carolina

President George Washington visited Charleston in 1791 and was honored in grand fashion with a parade, a public dinner, a grand ball, and many other festive activities. Today, a statue of George Washington stands tall in Washington Square Park, a park shaded with grand oak trees.

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