Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Charleston

While sightseeing in the coolest of the cool residential streets of Charleston, right along the water, we couldn't get over the plants that decorate the early 1800s homes. Well we couldn't get over the homes either. But really, the plants are like icing on the cake--beautiful, enormous, historically significant cakes.
Take a stroll down the historic Waterfront street with me.
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And yes, you're in a horse-drawn carriage.
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Window boxes overflowing with vitality and color!
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Lush vegetation.
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Giant live oaks that tell stories of the Revolutionary War and the decades they have survived.
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It was July fourth and quite special to be in one of the oldest cities in America. The official beginning of the Civil War happened across the water from where we stood--at Fort Sumter in 1860.
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What a gift to get to see this special city.

2 comments:

Emmy's Poppa said...

Love this, Sallie. So fun!

Teri Dufilho said...

oh, sallie, these pictures are fantastic!.....i had heard all about the trip, and i know it was WONDERFUL!

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