Thursday, January 31, 2008

First Strolling in DownTown Charleston

This is another reason why they call Charleston "The Holy City".
There are beautiful old churches everywhere.







One of the so many characteristic buildings in Charleston.






The Charleston Market Hall
and Sheds mark the location of the old Market, now a National Historic Landmark. The land was donated by the Pinckney family in 1788, to be used as a market. The first market burned in 1838; the present structure dates to 1841. Fresh meat and produce were sold here. Today, Market has all manner of goods. This is an excellent place to browse, even if you have no intention of buying anything. On the second floor is a small local museum, courtesy of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

6 comments:

Jenty said...

Oh wow! That first photo is magnificent!

Susanne49 said...

Thank you Jenty,
for this compliment. You are my first visitor today.:-)

Livingsword said...

Wow it would be wonderful to have a palm tree like that beside the Church I go to, it would be better than the snow man there right now! LOL

Nice photos!

Susanne49 said...

I think a snowman is cute to have, he is smiling all the time, right? :-)

Anna said...

Sorry to arrive here late Susanne, surprise surprise, I am seeing palm trees - they look a bit taller the one from Key West, or may be now I have buildings around to compare. Great set of photographs Susanne again, Anna :)

Susanne49 said...

Hi Anna,
thanks for stopping by my blog and for your nice comments. I'm glad you like it so far.

About the palm trees: they are different, you are right. And the most you'll see are more high, so called "Palmetto" palms.

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