Four-Day Tour of Charleston

Day 1 First Walks Near Anchorage Inn at 26 Vendue Range: Exterior of the Inn, Waterfront Park and Fountain, 
St. Philips Episcopal Church, Cobblestone street, 
Pink House Gallery, Old Slave Mart Museum.
Day 2 Horse carriage tour of the Historic District: 
French Quarter and South of Broad Maps, South of Broad Mansions, Miles Brewton House, Two Meeting Street Inn, Calhoun Mansion, First (Scots) Presbyterian Church, George Washington Park, Circular Congregational Church, Horse-drawn Carriages.
Day 3, Part 1 Magnolia Gardens Plantation: Beautiful flowers, huge live oaks and cypress trees hung with Spanish Moss, black reflecting marsh ponds, signature plantation bridge.
Day 3, Part 2 Magnolia Gardens Plantation: Slave quarters, alligator in marsh, across marsh reeds to the woods, moss close-up, magnificently spreading tree, plantation mansion from several angles, expansive views from its veranda.
Day 4, Part 1 Self-guided tour in the French Quarter:
French Quarter Map, Old Exchange House, St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Washington Park, Postal Museum, City Hall, Charleston County Courthouse, Interior of St. Michael's Church, George Washington's Pew 43
Day 4, Part 2 Self-Guided Walking Tour South of Broad:
South of Broad Map, Cemetery at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, First (Scots) Presbyterian Church, Tourists in carriages, Calhoun House alley, Huge tree at Two Meeting Street Inn, West Point Gardens: Gazebo, Cannons, 1775 Army of Revolution Monument, Massive array of sailboats.

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Charleston, Day 3, Part 2 of 2
Magnolia Gardens Plantation: Slave quarters, alligator in marsh,
across marsh reeds to the woods, moss close-up, magnificently spreading tree,
plantation mansion from several angles, expansive views from its veranda.

April 19, 2012

Posted June 28, 2012,  2012 Herbert E. Lindberg

This page simply carries on from Part 1.

 

Nice flowers surround this care-needing statue.


Two of several slave quarters preserved on the plantation.
You can tell we're now on the tram tour; its roof cuts off the top of the photo.


Several alligators swam silently through the marsh we drove through.


I just liked this scene, but there is a bird and an alligator out there.


Several ramps were provided for the alligators to sun themselves while tourists watched.
This shot required a long lens and judicious crop zooming.


This moss was only feet from the tram, which allowed a close view of its stringy leaves.  In addition to making northern visitors like me happy, the moss has many commercial uses.  Our guide told us it is infested with nasty bugs, but I suspect the warning was mainly to keep tourists from stealing moss.


Very interesting and impressive tree (best seen in a full-screen slide show I plan to make).
Tram roof at left.  The tram dropped us off at the mansion for our final tour.


Plantation mansion, crawling with visitors from our group and others.


Crop into the above photo.


Nice view of veranda as Mary prepares to climb to it.


Crop zoom into above photo.  Note the umbrellas.


Crop zoom to photo's full scale.


One of the views from the veranda.



Crop zoom into above photo on this dark, drizzly day.

Same angle with different zoom and exposure.

 

Plantation mansion sans tourists.
The interior tour was getting boring and my back tired, so I left the group to get these last few shots.
A bit of the interior tour is given in their website video at the top of the previous page.

Four-Day Tour of Charleston

Day 1 First Walks Near Anchorage Inn at 26 Vendue Range: Exterior of the Inn, Waterfront Park and Fountain, 
St. Philips Episcopal Church, Cobblestone street, 
Pink House Gallery, Old Slave Mart Museum.
Day 2 Horse carriage tour of the Historic District: 
French Quarter and South of Broad Maps, South of Broad Mansions, Miles Brewton House, Two Meeting Street Inn, Calhoun Mansion, First (Scots) Presbyterian Church, George Washington Park, Circular Congregational Church, Horse-drawn Carriages.
Day 3, Part 1 Magnolia Gardens Plantation: Beautiful flowers, huge live oaks and cypress trees hung with Spanish Moss, black reflecting marsh ponds, signature plantation bridge.
Day 3, Part 2 Magnolia Gardens Plantation: Slave quarters, alligator in marsh, across marsh reeds to the woods, moss close-up, magnificently spreading tree, plantation mansion from several angles, expansive views from its veranda.
Day 4, Part 1 Self-guided tour in the French Quarter:
French Quarter Map, Old Exchange House, St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Washington Park, Postal Museum, City Hall, Charleston County Courthouse, Interior of St. Michael's Church, George Washington's Pew 43
Day 4, Part 2 Self-Guided Walking Tour South of Broad:
South of Broad Map, Cemetery at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, First (Scots) Presbyterian Church, Tourists in carriages, Calhoun House alley, Huge tree at Two Meeting Street Inn, West Point Gardens: Gazebo, Cannons, 1775 Army of Revolution Monument, Massive array of sailboats.

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