Thursday, July 24, 2014

Charleston

Just back from a great week in Charleston SC.

I spent my first morning in Charleston wandering through the Battery. The architecture, wrought iron work, and monuments were quite facinating.

Stormy weather kept me inside for much of the afternoon.

Charleston Day 1

The Opening Ceremonies of the 119th Annual Reunion of the Sons of Confederate Veterans was inspiring.

119th Annual Reunion SCV - Opening Day

On to Charleston for a very relaxing and informative carriage ride  along the Battery. Visited Charleston City Market; UDC Confederate Museum; St. Phillips Church (an attempt to see Calhoun's gravesite).

Charleston Day 2


Off to Fort Sumter aboard the Spirit of the Low Country. Passing by the Battery - the homes are lovely when viewed from the water.

Charleston Day 3

Closing events at the SCV Reunion; Magnolia Cemetery to pay respects to the crew of the HL Hunley.

Charleston Day 4

Back to Magnolia Cemetery for more photos - the monuments there deserved a second trip. On to Sullivan Island see the Sullivan Island Lighthouse, as an added bonus I was able to see the Morris Island Lighthouse from the beach; then to Fort Moultrie. It was amazing to how close Ft. Sumter was from the gun battery there.
Charleston Day 5

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