Wally and Rene'

Wally and Rene'

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

More of Charleston 2011

More of Charleston.. 

 Ok,, so as you can tell and will more often as I post more of our trip.. I love doors, windows and brick walls!!!

 Here we have another alley ...

 Gillian took Wally and I on quite a walk about... We went all over downtown Charleston.. We walked in alleys, side streets and where ever we could manage to walk.

 Here we stopped by a beautiful place that was in the process of being remodeled.. It had been gutted out down to the studs separating the rooms..
Sadly it looked like it had been abandoned.. as we saw no workers or anyone at all working on this home..
 I took the opportunity of the reflection on this window to play!!
Up above was just me... and below is a reflection of my beautiful baby sister!!! Wally is right behind me..

 I actually had fun with these pictures!!

 More of downtown..

 You cannot be in Charleston and not see the beauty of the "sweet grass" baskets. I can smell the grass even now looking at these photos..
The ladies (and men too) are in the market place and lined up on the main streets of the downtown area selling their baskets..

 Every one is an original piece and truly a piece of history as well as art!!!


This is the first posting I had done while still in Charleston.. We stopped at the Wildlife Refuge outside of Savannah and found these birds, turtles, and even alligators! (Pics of the alligators on a different posting..)

This is the lower river walk in Charleston where alot of the shops are. There is also a walk along the river front..

I couldn't resist this one.. Wally actually saw it first..  Not many use film or batteries anymore for their cameras!!

The stairway from the lower river front to the upper river front..


This is the Lion Fountain in front of the "Cotton Exchange" building..

Now ,, who has a carousel horse on their balcony???  I guess if I had one and had nowhere else to put it,, I would do the same thing!! It made me smile...

St. John the Baptist Church in Charleston.. Just beautiful!!! More from the inside to come in a later post..

Just something about the old south and the iron work.. The gates..

and the fences too!!!

The cannons and steeples all add to the charm and history of this city!!

I love the brick!