I do try to fit each article into a logical category(s). This one was tough. Besides using both color and Monochrome, the building styles are all different. But this is the norm in Charleston.
The pre-Civil War buildings are from every century and corner of Europe. The designers and builders here studied all over the world.
Above you can see a small ‘sign or plaque’ on the bottom right of the first floor. This is a short history of building. Almost every building, on every street has one. It would take a lifetime to remember them all, I don’t try. I just enjoy.
The image above is from the older French Quarter and here you will find many row houses. The river banks have changed, but at one point many of these homes were owned by the French traders, their warehouses directly across the street, on the river. The river is now several blocks further away.
This early church is on Meeting Street. The street still remains one of the main avenues in town.
Just up a side street, Tradd street, another row of early ‘Grand Houses’ sits. Again, there are plaques on the buildings. These scenes are most everywhere.
A relaxing day can be to walk in town and pohotograph a particular street. These is always something there. When finished…
Charleston is also famous for it’s southern restaurants.
2 thoughts on “The Architecture Of Charleston (Color, Monochrome)”
I love the older French Quarter scene with the green shutters and the impossibly bright pink flowers.. so gorgeous, bright and cheerful!
A large part of old town and the French Quarter look like that. Some of the row houses are so colorful the area is called ‘rainbow’.