Visiting Charleston Part 1-Window Box Stroll

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

We got to visit Charleston, SC recently.  We've been coming here for I think about 18 years and the charm never gets old.  I had one morning where I got going earlier than my boys and decided to stroll thru the French Quarter.  I parked down by The Battery and walked up Meeting Street, took Tradd St across to Church St, and walked back down zig-zagging some side streets along the way.  I ended up walking around for about two hours just admiring the old houses, the gardens, and the window boxes.  It was so beautiful that I was stopping to snap pictures every other minute.  It was a visual feast. Grab a cup of coffee and come stroll with me!

This property caught my eye the last time we were here.  The gate color...LOVE that green against the brick. The plant combinations in the planters were a perfect complement.

Loved this one so much I needed to study it closely!

Ok, let's keep going! Along with the window boxes were lots of beautiful planters.

Loved this bold coral-pink door color and that little brass handrail!

The window boxes complemented it perfectly. Loved that they coordinated but had variety.

Back at The Battery.

After my solo stroll, we reunited for lunch at Fleet Landing.  This has become one of our non-negotiables when visiting Charleston.  My boys always get the Low Country Seafood Gumbo.  I always seem to get the Crab Cake Sandwich, and we always split an order of fried green tomatoes, lol.  I'm getting hungry just writing about it!  There's a lot of construction going on down here, but we usually park in the garage across the street for about $2/hr.

After lunch, we strolled a bit more near East Bay Street which has more businesses than residential.  But the planter game is still strong.  Coming back to our car, we made sure to walk along Waterfront Park to stop by the Pineapple Fountain.

Loved the palette coordination here...that copper drain pipe.

This blue trimwork/aesthetic was one of my absolute favorites.

Can you even...I mean? 

It was so refreshing to see all this beauty in plant combinations.  Literally, every street you turn down, every nook and cranny is planted with something.  I've got to come back to share the gates and facades, the driveways and walkways, and a beautiful garden walk thru.
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