Show us your guns!
Trip Start Jan 19, 2009
96Trip End Jan 18, 2010
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As a port city cut from the old mold Charleston does not disappoint. Beautiful architecture, coupled with art and food markets made our day an enjoyable one. Rainbow Row, with its multi-colored homes constructed as early as the mid-1700's is both spectacular and inspiring, with significant effort having gone into the preservation of the district. Originally a hub for mercantile activities, the area is now home to fine residences, boutique galleries and foodies retreats. While we only had a brief visit the relaxing vibe and coastal views soaked into us.
The Old City Market provided us with another wandering point it had echoes of the Queen Vic market in Melbourne combined with a port-side warehouse feel. It was quite beautiful with some cool little stalls and good fun to wander through.
The first shots of the American Civil War were fired on April 12, 1861 in the Charleston Harbor after South Carolina stepped out as the first State to secede from the Union. The Union controlled Fort Sumter surrendered to the Confederate forces within 34 hours. So this area had lots of different guns, cannons and forts to check out, it was quite interesting.
Even though it was a quick visit to Charleston we really enjoyed the history and feel of this place. We hope you are all well. Love and Peace from the, passing by, Bek and Jesse train.