Sunday, April 1, 2012


More than a year ago, we visited Charleston, South Carolina for my BIL's lovely wedding.  I took some photos of different sites there, and want to share them with you.  Please keep in mind, I did not have my awesome new camera back then, and did the best I could with a point-and-shoot.  ;-)

Snapshot taken while driving through town.
An old rice plantation, Drayton Hall.  The tree-lined drive up to the house.
Drayton Hall.
A tree on the property.  Amazing how it leans!
The plantation is not climate-controlled, or even furnished.

A pretty gate leading into the servant's kitchen below the house.
A beautiful semi-circle over the doorway.
This must've been magnificent in its heyday.
A famous ceiling medallion in Drayton Hall.  I bought a porcelain
Christmas ornament that looks just like this at the gift shop.
Detail of the ceiling medallion.

View from Drayton Hall toward the water.
Trinity Methodist Church, established 1791.  It was right near our hotel.
The following photos are taken in the front of the church.

I'm anxious to get back to Charleston.  There is so much to see and do!

Thanks for joining me!



Anonymous said...

I have never been to Charleston. I love all the architectural elements you photographed. Great job!

Chris R. from Iowa

Emily Keaton said...

Beautiful and inspiring, Colleen!

farmhouse-story said...

its one of my fav places--love the garden gates,watching the dolphins and brick streets:) your pics are lovely, colleen!

Unknown said...

WOW!! I would love to visit there someday. I just love those ornate gates..

Andrea Ewen said...

Fabulous pictures... I felt like I just took a trip through time...

Julia S-W said...

All I can say is WOW!I sneaked over here from your papercraft blog just to have a nose and when I saw these particular pictures, it was like looking at pictures of things I would take! We have incredibly similar tastes - wonderful to have found this blog too!

Benzi said...

Awesome photos....I love this kind of photography with the old buildings and plantations. I see some mossy oaks, too. Love those things and made pictures of some while at my son's a month or so ago. Thought I may use one as a header for my blog...time, I need time to get even that done.

Bonnie said...

I love Charleston, especially the beautiful architectural details and the wrought iron gates. I hope to get back there someday. Thanks for the mini trip.

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