Thursday, February 21, 2013

Edisto Island & Charleston, S. C. 2-19 - 20, 2013

On the road again Tuesday Feb. 19

Good morning, Sunshine!!!!

It was interesting to see the Ocean had churned up foam.

We found whelks and stony coral. A lady showed me the shark teeth she found. We weren't that fortunate.

We camped right by the Ocean.

The Edisto Island Interpretative Center was very interesting.

Drayton Hall is considered one of the finest examples of Georgian-Palladian architecture in the United States. Photo from "Flicker sharing."

The main house has survived the American Revolution, the Civil War, hurricanes and urban sprawl. It was completed in 1742.

Looking out the front door.

The house is not restored but preserved.

The woodwork is stunning. And to think the house is 270 years old.

The families recorded how tall their children were.

The ceiling also stunning.

Interior staircase for the help.

Back of the house faces the river.

Privey, 1792.

Old St. Andrews Church is the oldest surviving church in Charleston.

It was built in 1706.

Burial tomb similar to those at Fort Frederica.

We stayed at James Island County Park. Very nice facility.

On the road again Wednesday Feb. 20 by shuttle bus.

To the Charleston Museum.

In the 1700's exquisite wrought ironwork was used on balconies, gates, fences and window grills.

It was very Interesting to learn wrought iron is hand made, compared to cast iron....factory made.

Gun powder was stored in sacs and flasks.

There were videos on rice and cotton farming. We learned South Carolina's view on American revolution and the Civil War. South Carolina created the first Library, Museum, Municipal college and Chamber of Commerce. Because of the rice and cotton production the city was very prosperous.

Hopsewee Rice Plantation House, 1710.

Shoes with suede and snakeskin trim, 1942.

Shoes and wooden platform (Patten) with a ring to walk the streets and keep the shoes clean(er).

Museum had an Old World exhibit.

Joseph Manigualt House. Learned about e different architecture used throughout the years in Charleston.

Second Presbyterian Church.

Built in 1809.

Daughters of the Confederates Building.

The city market.

I bought some benne wafers

and okra chips.

Marveled at the Sweetgrass baskets.

U. S. Customs House.

St Philip Episcopal Church's bells were converted to cannons during the Civil War. New bells were installed in 1976.

Every where you look interesting sights.

Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon.

Circular Congregation Church.

Old Slave Market Museum was very informative.

St. Michael's Episcopal Church.

Tower is 186 ft. but sank 8 ft during the earthquake of 1886.

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

Confederate submarine was the first submarine to sink an enemy vessel. H. L. Huntley sunk a Union vessel on 2-17-1864.

We hustled back to the Visitors Center to meet our 4 pm shuttle bus. Whew, what a fantastic day in an interesting and gorgeous city. Staying again at James Island County Park.

Location:Edisto Island & Charleston, S. C.

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