Sunday, July 29, 2012

Tommy Condon's

Tommy Condon's is our favorite pub in Charleston and we frequent it often.  I have never had a bad meal there and the atmosphere is just right.  It is just a couple of blocks from the market so when you are in Charleston you must give it a try!  Click HERE for the link to their website.

Friday, July 27, 2012

The Coburg Cow

The Coburg Cow is an institution in Charleston and has quite a history - standing on this corner since 1959!  I was driving by yesterday, mid-day in 96 degree heat when I realized I was alone and had my camera!  Usually when I pass him, my husband is driving and I don't have my camera.  So I made the quick decision to pull over and get a picture.  Not a good picture - traffic was heavy at mid day.

Since 1959 Mr. Cow has been climbed on, shot at, had his tail cut off and ink splattered on him.  He has been moved to other locations and even evacuated for Hurricane Hugo. But he survives today and is loved by all.  He even has his own Facebook page.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Customs House - What is the Real Front?

If you walk around to the other side of the Customs House, this is what you see.  It appears to me to look just like the first side.  And I don't know which is the front.  Today the other side fronts on the main street and seems to me it should be the front.  This side fronts on the water so maybe it was the original front.

Custom House

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


What do you do about being too hot during the summer?  These people go downtown and play in the fountain.  I remember that when I was a child, fountains were to LOOK at, not play in.  Now they build them to be enjoyed in all ways.  The best part though is the sign announcing that there is no Lifeguard on duty.  That is what the hungry lawyers have done to our country.  We must put a disclaimer at a fountain??  Ridiculous!  Of course, to see a lifeguard stationed there would look even sillier.  I wish I could photoshop one in - wouldn't that be great?!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sweetgrass Baskets

Sometimes you have to be sneaky to get pictures of the Sweetgrass Baskets.  I have been yelled at more than once.  This guy wasn't watching so I quickly snapped it.  These baskets are hand made by the locals who have passed the art down from one generation to the next.  They are exquisite and very expensive.

Saturday, July 21, 2012


This is one of the most fun stores in all of Charleston.  Something for everyone here.  It is right down by the pier so if you are in town be sure to stop in and browse!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

New Design

I have redone the blog again!  What do you think?  It is fun to play with and I guess I should just do it every few months.  Do the rest of you do this too?  Change your design?  Maybe I just have too much time on my hands :)!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Christmas in July

When you visit Charleston, you can pick up some decorations for your Christmas tree at the Market - no matter what time of year it is!  It seems that so many people collect gorgeous ornaments these days, this shop is probably very successful.

Well, my blog page isn't quite what it should be but at least I can find what I want on it.  I am not that good at "computer " so I have to keep it simple.  I will probably be tweeking it for days now and maybe even change it completely!  It seems like some of the design options are missing or maybe I used the wrong template.  Oh, well, it is all fun!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Charleston Market

Our Market downtown has been completely remodeled and I love visiting it!  No more rice or indigo but lots of fun items in their place to take home with you.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Old Shed

This old shed is at Pinckney Historical Site but probably isn't all that old.  What do you think?  60 - 70 years?  About my age I would guess!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Charles Pinckney Historic Site

Charles Pinckney was one of the signers of the US Constitution in 1776 and owned a plantation in the Charleston area consisting of over 700 acres.  Today this small house and about 28 acres is all that remains of the original Snee Farm which his father owned before him.  For more information please click HERE.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Beach Bike

(One more bicycle!)  I think I would be a little concerned about incoming tides if my bike was left like this under the pier!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Old But Loved

This rusty old bike is showing it's age with the torn seat and rust but maybe it isn't that old, but has just been out in the elements too much.  Possibly that is my problem....I am not that old, I have just spent too much time in the sun!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Beat the Heat

Here is more on the bicycle theme.  I love this.  She is stopped talking on her cell phone - taking a little break from peddling -literally - her cold water.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Travel in Style

 When I first saw this bike parked at the Farmer's Market I knew I had to have a picture but none that I took seemed to fully capture it.  So, in order for you to really enjoy it, I have to post two photos.  There is an unbelievable amount of detail!  The owner has a great sense of humor!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

St. John's Lutheran Church

Another picture taken from our carriage ride in Charleston.  And you might enjoy this website which will give you a look inside the church.  Great photography here!!
The Churches of America.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Dock Street Theatre

This is not a very good picture of the Dock Street Theatre because I took it from a carriage when we were touring the city which I love to do!

On February 12, 1736 the Dock Street Theatre opened with a performance of The Recruiting Officer. Built on the corner of Church Street and Dock Street (now known as Queen Street), the Historic Dock Street Theatre was the first building in America built exclusively to be used for theatrical performances. Flora, the first opera performance in America, took place at the Historic Dock Street Theatre. Click HERE to read more.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Monday Mural

A day late but linked to Oakland Daily Photo.

I found this one in North Charleston.  I can't really tell what it is all supposed to be :)

Monday, July 2, 2012

Pink House - Pink Flowers

Charleston has more than it's share of colorful homes.  The pink ones are my favorite.  And I love the Crepe Myrtle blooming right next door!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Charleston's Candy Kitchen

Charleston's Candy Kitchen is across the street from the city market and if you are like most people, it is a must on your visit to Charleston.  They offer free samples of the best Pralines ever.  Sometimes there is even someone standing on the steps with samples trying to lure you in - if the offer of public restrooms doesn't do it.  Also notice the black iron anchors on the side of the building - so "Port City".  And the shiny brass letter "A" near the entrance.  You will see brass street numbers on many of the old homes.  You can see a collection of them HERE. This really is a great Charleston building and you can see some of the detail better if you click on the picture.

Have a good day!