A while back a good friend, upon returning from Charleston suggested I head up that way to take a look around. I had a couple of free days, so I hopped a plane and a few hours later I found myself in Charleston's historic district.
I would have to describe Charleston as the perfect mix of Boston and New Orleans. There's a quaintness to this city that makes it charming and comfortable. The architecture alone will make you feel as if you're walking down the streets of Boston, but then, the influence of the south takes over. Between the horse-drawn carriages, cobblestone streets, antebellum houses and deep fried seafood and gumbos, you'll swear you've been transported to the French Quarter. In fact, Charleston has it's own French Quarter.
Here's a shot of one of the local art shops along one of the side streets. It's filled with work from many of the local artists in town. And yes, I did spend about an hour inside looking around and meeting new friends.
Charleston, South Carolina
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