I've got so many things that need doing around here, and I'll try to take pictures and post as I get finished with each little "project." In the meantime, I'm sharing some more pictures from the beautiful city of Charleston. Earlier I posted about the Heyward-Washington House, which we toured while we were there. I still haven't shown the kitchen building and the gardens, but I thought I would show those later. I'm in the mood to share some pictures of flower boxes and ornamental wrought iron.
I have to tell you that the flower-filled window boxes in Charleston were a sight to behold. Each one we saw seemed prettier than the previous one. This picture was taken on Queen Street, where we seemed to spend a lot of our walking time. It had many of these stucco (I assume it's stucco) homes like this one. They were often attached like townhouses.
I love the shutter dogs that I saw on most of the houses, too.
I shared this picture in an earlier post. What I love about this is all the elements combined to make a charming house front. First, the house is painted a pretty salmon pink color (love). Second, we have a window box filled with plants and flowers of varying colors and shapes. Third is the beautiful wrought iron pattern behind the flowers in the lower half of the window. And finally, the charming "S" shaped shutter dogs. ♥
This looks very European to me. The rough facade, the brightly painted shutters, flower boxes, and fabulous wrought iron remind me of the south of France.
This is the same house but here you can see the other side of the door.
Finally, a bigger view of the house as it's starting to get dark out. I'm in love with the wrought iron design in these windows.
Here's a garden entrance that's loaded with charm. :)
Charleston's nickname, "The Holy City" derives from its abundance of church steeples. This is a side view of St. Philips's Church; for some reason we didn't take a picture of the front.
I love the clock on this steeple and the beautiful filigree designs on either side of it. We were treated to the sound of these church bells while we ate dinner on Church Street.
The cemetery for St. Philip's is on either side of, behind, and across the street from the church.
St. Philip's from the other end of Church Street.
The blue hour --
This is part of the steeple of St. Michael's Episcopal Church, which we didn't get to visit, unfortunately. We just ran out of time.
...and more beautiful wrought iron.
The blue hour at St. Philip's Cemetery. Thanks for stopping by -- I appreciate your visits and comments! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. :)
**Pictures taken by me and Mr. Forest Manor. :)