8.26.2012

Charleston, SC: Restaurants, the Battery, Architecture

We slept in a little the next morning and then got ready and got to walking again.
We took Calhoun Street over to East Bay Street.
You know I love big SOuthern front porches, palms, live oaks, Spanish moss, and on and on and on...
We thought this little delivery truck with Rainbow Row painted on the side was so cute.
We made our way to the City Market and walked through it.
We found some neat little gifts and things and saw some gorgeous artwork.
Of course, this is one of my favorite landmarks in Charleston-the Daughters of the Confederacy museum, since I'm a member and all.
I highly recommend paying the fee to tour it.
The artifacts from the Civil War in there are unbelievable.
You can also go through the archives and do a little genealogy research.
We were starving by the time we finished walking through the market, so we went back over to East Bay Street to the area that I like to call "Restaurant Row," because no matter which restaurant you eat at you can't go wrong.
It was hard to choose between them all, but we ended up at Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar and all I have to say about that is, "Amen!!"
Seriously, it's really, really good!
And, I fell in love with their oyster shell chandeliers...I'm working on one of my own at home.
A glimpse of the menu...
We all ended up ordering the same thing:
Hot Shrimp and Crab Sandwich (which is basically a shrimp and lump crab cake) with grilled tomato, Charleston Bloomy-Rind cheese (very much like brie), and a lemon aioli sauce, with zucchini cakes on the side.
Out of this world!
My Mama!
Me and my sister!
I love the United States Customs House. It's even more breathtaking in person!
Back to Restaurant Row...
S.N.O.B is a great one! (Slightly North of Broad)
High Cotton is as well...
Magnolia's is one of my personal favorites!!
Blossom is fantastic!
We walked over to Waterfront Park, which is where the boardwalk and famous pineapple water fountain are located.
It's a beautiful park area!
It's always so windy along the water in Charleston!
I love these of my sister!
The beautiful Ravenel-Cooper River Bridge.
Cobblestone Streets...
The official Rainbow Row.
Homes along the Battery...
Beautiful "Charleston row house Double Porches"
So, how was that for a visual tour of Charleston?
I love that city and I'm sure I'll return again soon!
What a wonderful trip!

2 comments:

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