The Charleston Voyage Concludes...

We leave today. One fabulous month in one fabulous city. Wow. As I reviewed the hundreds of photos taken, I wanted to do one more post of those that didn't quite make it on the blog but are important in making our memories here unforgettable.

This swing, at the waterfront, was usually always occupied. I was tickled when we finally had our chance to linger there.
The Earthquake Bolts provided a scavenger hunt of seeking and finding the most artistic and unique. In 1886, Charleston was struck by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded on the East Coast. Hundreds of buildings in and around the city were badly damaged or destroyed. Buildings that could be salvaged were repaired or rebuilt, using long iron rods for reinforcement.The iron rods were run through walls and anchored with a washer-type device and a large iron nut. Though they were made in a variety of shapes, some building owners chose to disguise them with cast iron decorations, such as lions' heads.

This cool theater was the location where young Noah and Allie go to the movies in the film, The Notebook. It's such a romantic story, is it any wonder young couples want their names on the marquee?
I caught the maid of honor going beyond the call of duty helping with the bride's train. It was just such a funny image in the proper Charleston society.
Yes, I'm a huge fan of native son, Stephen Colbert, whose image can be found almost anywhere. I loved spotting "him" around town.
Poignant quote by the slain minister of the Emanuel A.M.E. Church, Clementa Pinckney, "Across the South, we have a deep appreciation of history- We haven't always had a deep appreciation of each other's history."
That history was found in many places and in many forms.
There is something about Steve with a tan.
One day I visited Deb at her amazing company Sevya followed by a girls only lunch out.
Nick and Deb hosted us for several home cooked meals. What a treat.

What fun it was to frequently walk by the Read building, whose storefront windows look as they did when it opened in 1912.

And the flowers...


For thirty nights, this is where we called it a day. It was a place where we entertained, planned, reminisced and made memories. We could not have chosen a better home for our Charleston sojourn. Local boy, author Pat Conroy said it best, "Once ​you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey." What a voyage this has been.

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3 comments:

Unknown said...

Wonderful trip, thanks for sharing it with us. I was happy to see a few more spectacular flowers. Travel safe. Sending love from Italia.

Nick and Deb's Excellent Adventure said...

What a wonderful month it was! So fun making memories together and planning for our upcoming visits and cruise! We love you both!

For Travel's Sake said...

I CANNOT believe it has been a month! Time just flies by, which is why it is so important to enjoy every second. And you did, without a doubt. :)
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