Monday, October 20, 2008

charleston

[an antebellum house on charleston harbor]


[a quirky old storefront on king street]


[front of the old city market]


[a little store on a country road]


[yummy cider]


[ruins of fort sumter]


[cute rusty bikes for wandering the island]

[and of course a bit of the beach]

our trip to the southeast was marvelous! after a week of wandering, rambling and discovering, i'm fully restored and ready to slip back into reality. we started in charleston, south carolina, and worked our way 100 miles south to savannah, georgia. for two cities so close together, they are entirely different in architecture and personality. they're both gorgeous, loaded with mysteries and histories and legends, but nothing alike. charleston and savannah had seemed like mythical places to me for a long time, so it was quite something to finally be there. of course, it was good to come home, too. we knew for certain that we were back in lawrence when we crossed the bridge to downtown and saw a crew hard at work stringing bras across the kansas river.

i'll post photos of savannah next :)

16 comments:

soulbrush said...

aaawww i'm so glad you had such a good time and i am also glad you're back! hugs.

Krissy said...

welcome back! Gorgeous shots :)

jess gonacha said...

oooh, great photos!! i'm so glad you enjoyed your trip (and even more glad that you're back safe and sound!!) i can't wait to go back to savannah and charleston!

daisy janie : scoutie girl said...

A few of my H.S. friends are considering Charleston for celebrating our collective 40th birthdays next year! Looks great! Welcome back!

heather smith jones said...

that city market has quite it's own history from what i'm told.

i remember the bra stringing from last year! is it still up?

i'm happy it was sunny there for you, judging from your pictures.

ahhhh, the beach...

Bella Sinclair said...

YOU'RE BACK! YOU'RE BACK! YOU'RE BACK! WA-HOOOOOOOO!

These photos are excellent. So pretty, what you've captured. I've always had an affinity to the South. Must be all those Ann Rice books I devoured. Sometimes, in college, I would adopt just the slightest tinge of Southern twang. I justified it by saying I was from below the Mason-Dixon Line. Los Angeles, that's below the line, right? ;) Sounds like you had such a wonderful and relaxing time. But I'm glad you're back.

aimee said...

thanks for such a grand welcome back, all!

jess, i can't wait to hear about your travels & experiences there :)

heather, you're right, the weather was gorgeous - sunny and high 80s the entire week. as for the undergarment structure across the river, i checked the paper and the "exhibit" will indeed be on display until this saturday.

jan, yes! GO!

and bella, that sounds like a fair argument to me ;) i guess you are a dixie girl at heart! keep up that pretty southern drawl, ok? and thanks for that super welcome back!

Tita Moma said...

Charleston and Savannah are great vacation spots. Glad you enjoyed yourself, but am happy to see you back. Missed your lovely art work.

Bella Sinclair said...

p.s. What, no photo of the bra bridge?

♥ Tiny Red said...

aimee, how wonderful!!! so glad you enjoyed yourself. the pictures look great!
and i missed you! :)

cindy : quaint said...

thank you for the tour! i've always wanted to go to charleston and it looks great.

aimee said...

thanks, tita moma and cindy! bella, ack, i think i'll leave the bridge to the imagination here, but i bet google could find a few photos out there! and hi, tiny red, i missed you too :)

Christy said...

That last line totally cracked me up. Welcome home.

Shugar said...

wow wee! that looked like a real fabulous trip that you had! :D

please sir said...

Looks like so much fun - I LOVE charleston - so jealous!

Olivia said...

Hi Aimee,
please get in touch the next time you visit and i'll take you to all the cool galleries!

peace.

Olivia Pool
Publisher
Charleston Art Magazine
www.charlestonartmag.com