Charleston, the South Carolina port city founded in 1670, is defined by its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and pastel antebellum houses, particularly in the elegant French Quarter and Battery districts. The Battery promenade and Waterfront Park both overlook Charleston Harbour, while Fort Sumter, a federal stronghold where the first shots of the Civil War rang out, lies across the water.
In recent years it has transformed into one of the top travel destinations in the world, drawing in visitors with its horse-drawn carriages, cobblestone streets, award-winning restaurants and beautiful sandy beaches.
Charleston was founded in 1670 as Charles Town, honouring King Charles the Second and was significant in American history as a centre of slave trade. A picture of the place where the fist slave auction took place is included in this album. Charleston is also known for its unique architecture. Many of the old houses that are still intact and well preserved/maintained have beautifully designed columns in front of the house supporting the balcony and the floor above.
We had wonderful and joyous three days stay in this beautiful town with family. Bright sunny weather, but cool outside and no sweat. The skies were beautifully blue with white clouds adding to my photographer’s delight. Although there are many wonderful places to explore, we did manage to visit some of the important locations such as the Angel Oak Park, Folly Beach, Fort Moultrie, Hunley Submarine Museum, Moultrie Park and the Waterfront Park. This place is also well known for food and restaurants. The dinner at the Jack of Cups left me wanting for more. Excellent service and great food.
This album consists of photographs taken during a walking tour of some locations in the city. The whole programme lasted for about two and a half hour covering distance of approximately 10 kms.