Miles Today: 25
Miles to Date: 14,490
States to Date: 40
My rotogravure of an elegant city of the South that endures revolution and civil war, earthquake and hurricane, flood and famine, mass shootings and racist killing; a World Heritage Site that manifests all that is noble and tragic in the human condition: Charleston is resilient.
The wall of doves stretches two blocks; a unity effort after the 2015 Charleston Church shooting
The Eastside is the only remaining African-American community within the old part of the city. It boasts African-American monuments and cranes of encroaching development.
On second Sunday, King Street becomes a pedestrian mall with many musical performers. I particularly like the narrow facades between actual buildings. Some are false fronts, others very narrow structures.
The Copper and Ashley Rivers come together at the Battery to form the Atlantic Ocean.
Gullah weavers command the corner of Meeting and Broad.
Historical Preservation in this country began in Charleston, in 1931. The Preservation Society runs a boutique of local crafts.
The city is littered with horse drawn carriage tours. On a bicycle, I get to hear multiple guides’ stories.
The city has an assortment of prominent public buildings.
But the private homes are most memorable.