|Vendue Wharf at Waterfront Park|
For today's Travel Tuesday, I am sharing some of my favorite sites of Charleston, South Carolina. One of the most enjoyable evenings we had was spent talking a 'pirates walk', led by a local historian. We started the walk in Waterfront Park, getting to the pier just as the sun started to set. We had a chance to see Fort Sumter, Patriot's Point and Castle Pinckney from Vendue Wharf. We also saw the famous Pineapple Fountain. The walk took us up and down the historic cobblestone streets of Charleston, but by then it was too dark to get any good photos to share with you.
|Pineapple Fountain in Waterfront Park|
The next day, we enjoyed a stroll along King Street. We started our walk at King and Market, stopping in boutiques as we went. My next post will feature my favorite boutiques and restaurants. We soon reached the residential section known as the Battery, taking in all the beautiful, antebellum homes. I was very intrigued that many of the homes had a ground level front door that opened onto an open-air porch!
|Historic Homes in the Battery|
|Note the door leading to an open-air porch|
I especially loved the Miles Brewton House, which served as British Headquarters from 1780-1782. The building is a Georgian townhouse, known as a double house because of its arrangement of four main rooms per floor. The home is surrounded by the fiercest gate I've ever seen!
|Miles Brewton House|
King Street ends at White Point Gardens, a park filled with families, joggers and people walking their dogs on this sunny Sunday afternoon. Beyond the park is Charleston harbor, where the Ashley and Cooper Rivers meet. We spent some time looking out onto the water, enjoying how the sun made the waves look like glittering diamonds. What a lovely day!