Charleston, South Carolina is one of my favorite cities in the US. When I’m there I feel like I’m on a movie set. The architecture, iron gates, brightly colored historic homes, and palm trees surround you.
This intricate wrought iron in aqua blue at the John Rutledge House Inn is stunning!!
One of the most famous architectural landmarks in Charleston is Rainbow Row. It’s name comes from a series of colorful historic homes
The battery is also lined with gracious century old homes
The Citadel, South Carolina’s famous military college has been around since 1842. I love the pristine white buildings and lush green lawns. I’ve been lucky to attend a couple of parades there.
Here is the Cistern which is the heart of the College of Charleston campus. Anderson Cooper anchored live from there last Friday, January 20th. I just happened to be there visiting my daughter who is a Freshman at the college.
One of the other things I love most about Charleston is their porches!! Photograph courtesy of Laura Moss for Southern Living
Photograph courtesy of Laurey W. Glenn for Southern Living
You will notice that haint blue ceilings grace several historic home’s front porches. Sometimes it’s periwinkle, sometimes it’s turquoise but it’s always some shade of beautiful blue. Blue porch ceilings are said by some to promote a cool, calming atmosphere. The tradition also has some superstition behind it – that blue ceilings ward off evil spirits, as well as spiders and wasps
I thought I would share my dream house with you located on the battery. These pictures are taken from a local real estate agency in South Carolina!!
The home sells for just under $10 million. I said it was just a “dream”.