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Friday, March 13, 2015

Eric & I Revisit Charleston, South Carolina

Bridge brings us into
downtown Charleston.

Opened in 2005, this cable-
stayed bridge is taller to
 allow larger ships into
Eric and I visited Charleston in March, 2013.  We had a great time and  have returned to explore more of this historic city.

The Cathedral of Saint
John the Baptist
dominates Broad Street.

House was listed as a
in 1973.

Carolina's first governor.

It's a perfect day for a carriage ride.

The Dr, John Lining House

The Doctor made the first
systematic weather
observations in America
from 1738 to 1753.

We walk on flagstone

Built in 1753, this building
served as South Carolina's 
State House from 1756 to 1786.

The building partially destroyed by fire in 1788.  It was reconstructed in 1792, with the addition of the third floor.  It is now the Charleston County Courthouse.

were built between
1760 & 1772,

This "duplex" home  is a
 fine example of

A memorial to Lucius Mendal 
Rivers, who served in the U.S.
House of Representatives from
1941 to 1971.

 Church was established
in 1681.

This is the fourth church
in the congregation's
long history.

What a coincidence!

Eric & I were here for
Second Sunday in 
March, 2013.

What's going on here?

The Culinary Village is
open for business in
Marion Square.

At $90.00 per ticket, Eric and I decided to skip the food and drink offered today.

Attendees & people strolling
by enjoy live entertainment.

Citadel Square Baptist
Church was established
in 1854.

I wonder if I'll find Jules
& Big Carl in the

No luck....  this is a

The historic Charleston
City Market is open
for business.

Charlestowne Tobacco
& Wine has outdoor

How about a drink?

Some residents have
access to a third floor

Charleston was a walled fortress city from 1690 to 1720.  The French Quarter is bounded by Lodge Alley and East Bay Street.  This section of the old walled city is where French Huguenots once lived and had their warehouses.

Walk the boardwalk

That's Fort Sumter in
the distance.

Eric & I enjoy the sun near
the Pineapple Fountain.

I'm glad we returned to Charleston.  After we sit for a while, we'll continue continue exploring.

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