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 4, Part 2 of 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.

April 20, 2012

Posted July 13, 2012,  2012 Herbert E. Lindberg

We continued our walking tour, now in South of Broad.

 

We entered from St. Michael's church on Broad and Meeting Streets and wandered here and there going down to White Point Gardens at the southern tip, and then returned to the Anchorage Inn by walking north on East Battery and East Bay Streets.  Click on the map to open it in a separate tab for handy reference.


Cemetery next to St. Michael's Episcopal Church.


A more complete view of First (Scots) Presbyterian Church than I could photograph from the horse
 carriage on Day 2.  You can read the street signs to see this is the corner of Meeting and Tradd.


Tourist color among the mansions.


More tourist color


Beautiful alleyway next to the Calhoun Mansion on the left.


Another perspective of Charleston architecture.  On foot we can 
better see the viewing tower and de rigueur twin stairs to the portico.


Similarly, on foot I could walk across the street from Two Meeting Street Inn to show this magnificent
old oak tree.  The tiny figure is Mary with my walking stick, bent over in discomfort with a bad cold.


Another angle shows the massive spread of the oak tree.


Across the street from Two Meeting Street Inn is White Point Gardens and this stately gazebo, built in 1905.


This cannon stands guard at the shoreline a hundred feet from the gazebo.


It has a symmetrically placed twin.


This is cropped from a 200-mm zoom shot facing north toward Charleston harbor.


More crop from a similar photo.  The harbor was covered with boats which I could just make out with my naked eyes.


A teacher (with pad), mothers, and children on a class tour of the park.  He was having each child estimate the
number of cannonballs.  They weren't far enough along in school to use 5^2 + 4^2 + 3^2 + 2^2 + 1 = 55 balls.


The children play around this monument to the second South Carolina
Regiment, Army of the Revolution, Organized June 27, 1775.


Close-up


Another cannon at the shoreline.

 

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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