While on a business trip to Charleston, SC, I decided to take some of my down time to visit a few sites in the city. I’ve never been there before, but have always wanted to partly because of the deep historical and architectural significance.
The city didn’t hesitate to share its history with me.
|The city’s children could run up and through this fountain. On a humid day, it hit the spot
I took a walk near the Charleston Waterfront Park and just enjoyed the beautiful fountain, the cool breeze, and the beautiful architecture that was constantly surrounding me. My colleague accompanied me and I was very fortunate that she also loves and appreciates such things. She’s traveled extensively in Europe and saw a lot of European inspiration in the buildings. She thought about how the colonists settled in the area and saw the connection immediately.
|Most of the older or restored buildings had markers that designated their year and any awards they won for the resoration
|The Art Institute has a campus in Charleston. Some of its students went across the street to sketch on the stairs.
|We found this jewel in a hotel courtyard. If you look carefully, you’ll see the bottom fountain bowl is actually multi-colored.
There was so much for our eyes to feast on it that it would have almost been easy to forget to feed our bellies. Almost…
We stopped at a local restaurant called Charleston Crab House. Can I tell you how much I loved these crab cakes?! Oh my goodness! They were so yummy I ended up writing a review on them for Tripadvisor. The service was great. The food was spectacular and it was visited again the next day!!
It made waking up every morning to prep for meetings a lot less painful. Though I have to admit that my meetings weren’t half bad. New experiences will never be taken for granted.
In the afternoons, I was able to return to the our hotel and enjoy some quiet time. I took advantage of room service only once. I wasn’t really that impressed….except for the cake. The cake was amazing.
|Not the Lobster Roll I was expecting, but I won’t complain.
|This Carrot Cake was pretty good though
All in all, it was a very productive trip. I hope to return one day with FatherWinter and the kids. It has a lot of wonderful attractions and things to keep everyone entertained. Plus, it has tons of history and I love that. Of course there is also tragedy here.
It was my sincere desire to visit Mother Emanuel AME Church to pay homage to the victims of the Charleston 9 Massacre. Unfortunately, it rained a lot in Charleston and the area wasn’t so easy to navigate for me in the rain. The downtown streets flood quite a bit there. I do plan on returning to pay my respects the next time I am down.
Hope you enjoyed the journey.