Charming Charleston Part 11

Fri 9 Dec 2011 15:20
We walked around the streets of Charleston admiring it’s uniqueness and splendid buildings.  Every block in the Historic District overflows with architectural interest, resulting in a fascinating collection of classic Georgian, Federal, Adamesque, Greek Revival, Italianate and Victorian buildings.
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Charleston City Hall.                                                                                   One of the many historic buildings in downtown Charleston
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Broad Street, showing St. Michael's Church on Meeting Street and The Custom House
 A well deserved break for lunch.
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Some of the fine historic buildings located in Charleston's French Quarter
Cannon balls on display at The Battery in downtown Charleston
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These houses are located on Charleston’s High Battery and have incredible views of Charleston Harbour
During the month of December Christmas historic homes are swagged in garlands.
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These ‘Single houses’ were built sideways, narrow end to the street, to better catch the summertime cross breezes in the days before air conditioning. The street door leads not indoors, but to a two-story, open piazza (or porch). From there, the inside is reached by a centre hall.