The city is on a peninsula with the Cooper and Ashley river on either side, and a harbor to the Atlantic Ocean at it’s tip. For centuries there has been a sea wall. A defense against both enemies and the sea.
Charleston, Sea Wall – click to enlarge
Above is a view to the Cooper river. A small beach area, palm trees, even a Dolphin a little off shore if you look close.
A mid December afternoon photograph.
Charleston, South Carolina was founded in 1670. It is a rather old city for the new world, and was the wealthiest city in the US until the civil war.
Charleston Rooftops – click to enlarge
The many churches and old buildings crowd together in the city center making a roof top shot really a combination of old buildings.
I could not isolate what is now the Gibbs museum away from the nearby churches. It did make for an interesting image though.
As usual the type of flower is a mystery to me.
Winter Flowers – click to enlarge
Photographed along the side wall of the Magnolia Plantation mansion.
Down the back path, Magnolia Plantation building.
Back View Magnolia Plantation – click to enlarge
From our black and white site
Sometimes it gets a little drafty, but we do have a nice view.
At The Office – click to enlarge
The romantic garden at Magnolia Plantation, has this, the Proposal Bridge. And yes, hundreds proposals. Photographers, including us, have also been on hand to capture the moment.
The Proposal Bridge – click to enlarge
Winter Rose – click to enlarge
Flowers still bloom in Charleston, South Carolina.
Old Magnolia Plantation building wall provided the background.