Random photographs here, from a walk around town. A few of what a visitor might see, a few of what I see around the side streets.
I think the image above shows what Charleston is really like. Not sure which street but it doesn’t matter. A typical side street.
Wrought Iron gates are everywhere. Philip Simmons (not this) work is still scattered around town. He started as a town blacksmith then revived the art of iron fence making to the point he was awarded the National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment Of The Arts. This is the US highest honor for an artist. His small shop is still sitting down an alley, if you know where to look.
One of the hundreds of gallery windows. Ground level of the old houses has always been used for shops, going back to the early 1800’s. The artist/work displayed always changes, the windows are framed art for the public viewing.
The last two are illusions, an old building window which shows a world that doesn’t exist.
In reality it is the side street view of a beautiful 1800’s three story warehouse building under repair.
The presentation was so well done I couldn’t resist helping the illusion along a little more.
Note; these were taken right after Charleston opened up (somewhat) from the pandemic. Just yesterday the wearing of masks became mandatory again. Walking around in 100 degrees (38 c) with a mask is dangerous so I will go back out to the marshes for the foreseeable future.