Friday after a trip to People Places and QUIlts in Charleston we went to the market. Two newbees who had never been....its really alot like a flea market...very touristy, alot of little shops and restaurants line the street on both sides. Evidently it used to be a market where the slaves sold meat it was not a "slave market" for selling slaves. This is where you can buy sweet grass baskets...prices are escalating on them. Double what they were a few years ago.
The driver tried to get his mules to pose for me...Drivers are auditioned so that they give entertaining as well as informative trips...ours was a former social studies teacher...
Kim had to have a pic of the Ben and jerrys ice cream sign near the market
almost got run over taking this picture of the pinkney inn...a famous Charleston name and a signer of the Declaration of Independence
going to dinner at hanks....the calamari was good but the crab cakes...well we decided to eat on Edisto the next nite...and the food was cheaper and better....should have known better than to eat in a place near the tourist area.
Sunday we went back to Charleston and took a carriage ride thru the old section....it was alot of fun....only took 100 pics or so ...these are just a few of themFan light over a church door
Some of the famous Charleston wrought iron
this building looks like an old school...but i think its apartments?
Now this door has a pediment
two of the "secret gardens" between the houses....
how about asparagus ferns on your driveway gates?
a cemetary on meeting street
little boy making sweet grass flowers down near the market
the back of the Daughters of the Confederacy building with the market below it...
I think this is St. Phillips but it might be St. Michaels...
one of the jillion churches along meeting street...130 of them I think....
another front yard with a nice garden...just the right size I think
some more pitchers of Charleston