May 5, 2014

Road Trip: Charleston

Charleston was another city where we clearly went overboard taking pictures. Even after heavy editing, this post still ended up longer than it probably should have. I hope you don't mind. It's one of those towns where you simply can't put the camera down. Every building, every street or courtyard here exudes charm. It would be a shame to walk through it without capturing it on film. Charleston is full of those picture-perfect colonial style homes that I have such weakness for. In fact, many of them are so impeccable and grand that you might find yourself feeling a little out of place. As my husband put it while driving down one of the streets lined with some of the most marvelous, ridiculously enormous homes, "I feel like I'm driving somewhere in Hollywood." It's a feast for your eyes undoubtedly, but it can also make you feel uneasy, or quite frankly, downright poor. 

Each house had a different style front door, unique, like a fingerprint - no two were alike.

All the lush greenery only adds to the allure of these historic homes.

Many homes had private drives and walkways, leading to mysterious places just out of sight.

Charleston's nickname is the Holy City. There is a church on almost every corner, each one prettier than the other.

{Pink + shutters + window boxes = my dream home}

{So perfect I almost can't stand it!}

{The best (and quickest) way to see the historic neighborhoods - a carriage tour.}

{Bill - our tall, dark and handsome tour guide.}

{Even the garbage bins look perfectly placed.}

Single houses are one of the most common home styles in the older areas of Charleston. What looks like the front door is actually the side door that opens to the front porch. It's as if the entire house was turned sideways.

We'll finish our road trip in Knoxville next week!


  1. Ahh too much beautifulness for my eyes to handle! Charleston is really so charming. Even just looking at these photos I feel happy and relaxed :) Those private drives are so interesting! very mysterious indeed. Thanks for sharing these photos! Looks like amazing weather also. xo

  2. Beautiful photos and post!!! I like your blog!!
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    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  3. What a beautiful little city! I'm loving every single of these pictures. Your road trip is looking like a perfect way of meeting new charming places.


  4. I have noted all these beautiful places. Hopefully i will get a chance to visit them someday... :)

  5. :) lovely lovely homes!! I can only imagine how beautifully these homes can be decorated! Makes me feel poor too... :P