Monday, June 13, 2011

Road Trip, Stop #2: Charleston, SC

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How did I live for 27 years and NOT know just how cool Charleston is?

I had no idea.

The old, majestic houses. The iron scrolls. The history. The side porches. Oh my goodness. Incredible.

We also enjoyed the food. No surprises there.
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We stayed with one of my best friends from my childhood - Laura. She actually lives in a darling historic house on the north end of down town. I loved getting to spend time with her in Charleston. We haven't had much of a chance to spend time together since high school. You know, ten years ago. And two weeks after we left? This girl got married! So happy for them.
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When we were in town she asked me to take some photos of Charleston that they could use to hang up in their living room. She wants 4 of them, and for them to be square.

A photo project? FUN.

So we walked all around town. Caroline strolled.
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And was sometimes fed a bottle as we went.
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So, if you were Laura and her husband, Adam, what Charleston pics would you choose?

A. The Battery. Apparently Charleston and the surrounding areas played a pretty important role in both the Civil and Revolutionary Wars. I don't think I really knew that.
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B. Totally awesome iron gates. They're all over town.
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C. Window grates. This one is a classic "harp."
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D. The iconic pineapple fountain. They even let you play in it!
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E. The side porch is classic Charleston.
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F. Can I have this house, please?
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G. Local women sit and weave these on street corners. Beautiful work.
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H. I forget the significance of this house. But it is OLD. Like, 1700's.
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I. Pineapples are big down there. I think it's a symbol of welcome.
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J. Another fabulous house with a crazy-cool iron gate.
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And then we've got more choices for Laura and Adam. Do they want color?
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Or perhaps they want them in black and white?
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What about a retro vibe?
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I'm fond of this faded effect:
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4 comments:

Erin said...

You are so talented! Love those, love the first batch in color, but BW look awesome too.

Amber said...

I personally love A, B, D, E, I and the retro vibe. Also, I would love to commission you to do something similar for C-bus :)

Short Stop said...

They are ALL gorgeous. But, D - the pineapple fountain! HOLY COW! That is my favorite.

This makes me miss Charleston. I want to go back!!

Valerie said...

A, C, D, and E and definitely in color!