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From high above, the Charleston resembles a beautiful tea-stained tapestry woven with shades of bulrush, indigo and goldenrod. Etched with barrier islands and bodies of water, the silhouette of the Charleston area is a poetic shape, like palmetto fronds and church steeples backlit by sunset. 

The harmony of church bells resonates with the hum of the city, which is rooted in the solemnity of ancient graveyards. A psalm, a salve, an enchantress, a muse... Charleston is a font of inspiration and illumination for many, from visitors who snap smart phone photos that are shared via social media to authors who appear on The New York Times Bestseller List.The cobblestone streets of Charleston, South Carolina, wear the polish of more than 330 years of history, an enchanting chronology that is evident at every turn.

Earthquake bolts and ornate ironwork festoon handsome antebellum dwellings, while copper lanterns and hitching posts hint at a bygone era. The delicate aroma of Carolina Jessamine dances amid the sea breezes. Church bells resonate with the hum of the city. The details of this architecturally rich city reveal themselves when the peninsula’s sidewalks and seawalls are explored on foot.

Innately walkable, the east-west grid of streets stretches from shore to shore. Bookended by two rivers, which—it is said—converge to form the Atlantic Ocean, the downtown peninsula is hemmed in by water and sky.At nearby barrier islands, the salty meringue of crashing surf and sway of the marsh on a rising tide give the Lowcountry its fluid tempo of life. The rustle of palmetto fronds, call of shorebirds and sound of families frolicking on the sand comprise the inviting soundtrack of the Charleston area’s archipelago.


Gary Edwards





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