Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Charleston - part II

Charleston's cobblestone streets

all the ironwork is amazing

the cupola on this home is gorgeous

I stuck my camera through the hedges to sneak a picture of this enchanting garden

one picture from the candlelight tour

Charleston is such a beautiful city. I love the mixture of architectural styles: Colonial revival, Federalist, Victorian, Lowcountry/Charleston, etc.. I also love the influence from the French, African, English and West Indian cultures on the colorful people that call Charleston "home". One evening during our stay, we took a candlelight tour of homes. This is a special event offered in the Fall and the Spring by the Charleston Preservation Society. Private homes are opened-up to the public and you can tour the homes and hear their history from the charming Preservation Society docents. The evening was wonderful! It felt a little like going trick-or-treating, but our costumes were our dinner clothes and instead of candy, we got a tour as our treat! It was too fun! Unfortunately, I was not able to take any photographs in the homes, so you'll have to get to Charleston and see for yourself!

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