Charleston, SC, USA

CANDIED COLORED CHARLESTON

Took a spontaneous weekend trip to the Low Country last week to this charming city of Charleston, and was once again enamored by its colorful architecture.


The "famous" Pink House was an early 18th Century tavern, then law offices, and now an art gallery. It is one of the oldest buildings in South Carolina and the second oldest house in Charleston, dating back to 1712. On one of my very first trips to this town I purchased a pen and ink watercolor of this house at the open market. I still have it hanging in my studio and it remains a favorite art piece in my collection.


Cobblestones, brick, and slate pave the streets, sidewalks, and patios weaving their way throughout the tiny streets and alley ways in the town.


Candied colored cottages are scattered throughout the historic district and beyond. Wrought iron gates lead into quiet courtyards and private verandas.


Curb appeal is at its finest. The symmetry of this vanilla colored house is lovely...even the shadow cast over its front door by the home across the street, is almost perfectly placed.


Tiny gardens are meticulously manicured. Window boxes overflowing with flowers and foliage, boxwood topiaries, and fruit trees ready to burst into blooms and chartreuse leaflets.


Patriotism blows,


and creeping fig grows!


Lilly Pulitzer would approve of this color combination, don't you agree?


The Sunday morning sunlight created a golden glow against this row of historic homes in the Battery district on Rainbow Row, which is the name for this series of thirteen colorful historic houses in Charleston. These homes represent the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States.


I can never get enough of this fabulous architecture.

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