Saturday, January 31, 2009

Let's go to Charleston this weekend...

I'd like to take you all to one of my favorite cities of all time.
Charleston is a place that will take you back a century or two and will always leave a beautiful image in your mind.
We are so lucky that our daughter is living there and is a dental student at the Medical University of South Carolina...MUSC.. This has given us a chance to truly savor this "southern bell" that is Charleston.

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I will let them speak to you with little commentary.
As you will see, I am a big fan of wrought iron, so I hope that you will enjoy the tour as much as I did taking these pictures.






























































From here forth are photos that I didn't take myself, but thought it was important to include in your tour of Charleston, to give you the complete flavor of this beautiful city.













29 comments:

Lynn said...

Beautiful pictures, but how nice it would be to see sun and the flowers blooming. I just want it to be March so I can plant some seeds inside. Have a great day!!

Helen said...

I've only been to Charleston one time ... but you are so right about falling in love with it's overwhelming charm. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

prof en retraite said...

Ohhh! Rose!! I haven't been there since I was a little girl, and I need to go again! It's a beautiful city, isn't it? Thanks for the tour!...Debbie

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good morning Sweet Rose, What a wonderful tour you took us on. I felt as though I was right there. I'll have to put that on the list of "dream" trips to take. My daughter has applied for a couple of positions out that way, and you know I can't be away from her or the grandson long, so if the Lord has it in His plans I'll get to make many trips out east. I loved the wrought iron and dream of having a bit of it around my home one day.. I know yet another dream..(they don't cost ya know?) Have a super w/k my friend..
hugs ~lynne~

Cathy said...

I would love to visit Charleston again. I spent 1/2 a day there a couple of years ago. I fell totally in love. Can't WAIT to go back again. I agree that it's probably my favorite city. I can't remember ever feeling the same way about a place I'd only caught a glimpse of.

salmagundi said...

Beautiful city!! Beautiful photos!! Have a great weekend. Sally

Happy To Be said...

GM Rose...this is just a beautiful city..so reminds me of that movie "Midnight in the garden or good and evil" hope you have a great great weekend..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I so love Charleston!!! I took my daughter there last summer for her first visit and she fell in love with it. We want to go back again this summer too. Your pictures were beautiful. I love the wrought iron too and aren't the churches awesome? Thanks for the tour. Love & blessings in NC!

xashee's corner said...

aaahhhhhh! LOVELY!! Thank you so much for sharing the journey!! WONDERFUL photos! Hope you have a SUPER weekend!:D

Diane said...

Ahhhh, how beautiful! I was imagining how it looked so long ago when horses and carriages were the mode of transportation. (Can you tell I was once a historical romance reader!) Hmmm, thanks for all the eye candy! ♥ Diane

ann said...

I'm so glad you're home.I've missed you.I tried to take a museum pic too,like yours,thats neat.It wouldn't work,so I just copied it.
These pics are wonderful.I'm so glad you had a good time.Welcome home...ann

Bridget said...

I'm going to put Charleston on my list of places to visit, it looks so beautiful!

Justine said...

Rose, you are so talented with the camera! I wish I could do that! Charleston and Savannah are two cities that I sooooooooooooooo want to visit. How long do you stay when you go to visit?

Justine :o )

Lisa said...

That's MY hometown! The Asley and Cooper rivers are named for my
11th great uncle, Lord Ashley Cooper. It's a beautiful town, beautiful homes, wonderful history, delicious foods, and friendly people. It's sad to live 2,000 miles away from the city and the water and my family!

~♥~ Monica S said...

Beautiful!! I am so glad that people somewhere in time took time to really make beautiful houses and fences!! This probably would't have happened today!!
Thank god for history!

monica

artis1111 said...

I have wanted to go there. It is beautiful! I love everything!! The pictures are great. Kathy

Bo said...

This city is on my "Bucket List"...I love all of the beautiful architecture! Congratulations on having a doctor-to-be in the family too! ;-) Bo

tardevil said...

I just love good architecture (sp -that doesn't look right) combined w/ palm trees, good shopping & good food! Could do w/out that big bridge though.

ksarra said...

Thanks for the tour, it IS a beautiful place. I love old wrought iron too, so this was a treat. Are you still making Santas? I know you must have to work all year to create your works of art, they are amazing!

nikkicrumpet said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that gorgeous fountain. And how can you not be charmed by a city that has that many wrought iron gates! I'd love to go there some day!

Susan said...

Beautiful pictures! It was fun to see all the wrought iron (I love it too)

Have a great day

Susan

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

It was so nice to have you come for a visit..:-)) I hope you save some electric lemonade for me.:-) Have a super evening. hugs ~lynne~

xinex said...

How beautiful! Thanks for showing us the wonderful pictures, Rose. Looks like a very romantic city!...Christine

texasdaisey said...

What a beautiful city. Maybe I can visit there someday. I especially love the rod iron gates.
Debbie

Helen said...

Hi there! A great Super Bowl game, and as usual for me ... the Budweiser commercials were the best.

Momovthree said...

Thank you so much for sharing these photos with us! I have an Aunt who lives near Charleston and you are right, it is a place you cannot forget. Just beautiful all over.

~Michelle

Olive Rue said...

Rose! Now I know we got to meet for lunch. We have so much in common. I clicked on your blog to return the sweet and encouraging comment you left me, and I noticed the Charleston photos.

I went there on my honeymoon at the end of Oct last year. And I can see you are drawn to churches and old wrought iron just as I am.
I couldn't walk 5 feet without having to stop and take a pic.

And's what even funnier is I just posted a pic from my honeymoon in Charleston this morning before I even clicked on your blog.

caroline said...

Hi-

My name is Caroline and I work for Elizabeth Stuart Design(ESD) in Charleston. We have 2 stores here; one located on Historic King Street.
Charleston is a beautiful city and a wonderful place to live. Come and visit us the next time you are in town!

Take care.

www.esdcharleston.com

tardevil said...

Now, that was funny! And I so get what you mean about being selective about what I buy...I'm kind of to that point too. Our house here is 300-400 sq ft smaller, 1 less garage bay, and no walk in attic, and if you don't think I'm hurting for space!!! It's killing me...I've already tried to get my husband to move, but that's an ordeal too. I think I just need to learn to use restraint. You'll have to show us your dinner party! Enjoy your trip to Goodwill!