Friday, March 11, 2011

Doin’ the Charleston!

Charleston, South Carolina has a historic district that offers the quintessence of Southern charm. Charleston’s compact size make it easy to see the numerous magnificent mansions, lush gardens, secret alleys, and waterfront promenades.

The steeple you see in the photograph belongs to St. Michael's Episcopal Church, the oldest church in Charleston. The church also sits on southeast corner of Broad and Meeting Streets. That intersection is commonly known as “The Four Corners of the Law,” because on the other corners are Charleston City Hall, Charleston County Courthouse and the U.S. Post Office. The term "Four Corners of the Law" represents the presence of institutions representing federal, state, local and ecclesiastical law on each corner of the intersection (thank you Wikipedia).

Charleston is such a walkable city that you don’t need a vehicle to get around, the only problem is parking is just as bad as if you were in Manhattan if you decide to take your car into the city. Fortunately, I was there in the off season so it wasn’t a problem this time around.

Charleston, South Carolina with its warm hospitality, photogenic homes and relaxing Southern charm almost makes me want to dance the Charleston -- almost!

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