Picking up from my last post about our recent trip to the south, Diane and I next traveled north from Savannah, GA to Charleston, SC.
With it's long and interesting history, beautiful old town and stellar restaurants - not to mention it's location directly on the coast - we lingered in Charleston longest of any destination on our vacation.
I'm going to dedicate a separate post to our culinary adventures in Charleston, so for now here are some of the sites and adventures we had in the city illustrated with some pictures I took while there:
Art Walk - On the last Friday of every month, art galleries in the old French quarter host an art walk where they open up their spaces to the masses and offer food and wine to encourage people to come in and check out art. And they do. Each gallery brimmed with people. Were they they there for the art or the free wine? Not sure. But, most people were dressed up in attire boarding on formal and many were younger than you'd think an art-going crowd would be.
Earlier in the week, Diane spied a gallery and a few paintings she was interested in, so after strolling through a number of galleries we ended up at the one featuring the artist she had interest in. We looked at a number of pieces and even met the artist. Ultimately, we came back the next day and purchased an original painting for our home.
These are the primary sites we visited in Charleston. Certainly there are more that we could have it. And, even little everyday things like walking down an alley, checking out shop that just so happens to be in a build that's been around since the 1600s or having a pre-dinner cocktail on a rooftop bar overlooking the bay added immensely to our enjoyment of this city.
In the end, based on the sites and ambiance of Charleston I would recommend a visit...and I haven't even talked yet about the restaurants! But, that's my next post so you'll just have to come back and read that.
You can see more pictures of our trip to the southeast by clicking here.