Glimpses of Charleston

This post is a little delayed – We’ve been toiling hard in the backyard for the last few weeks, and I only recently got to sit down to go through some of the photos from our vacation.

It poured the entire day we were in Charleston, SC, usually not what you want on a day you plan to be out and about, but it gave us the unexpected opportunity to explore some beautiful inns and doorways as we sought shelter from the heaviest rain.

I could have spent many more hours like this, wandering the historical district of Charleston. This was my second trip there, but t’s already on my list to return with more time and maybe a tripod. I’d love to try some long exposures of people bustling through these old streets, or capture some evening light as it filters down through the doorways and alleys.

One of the first spots we ducked into was because of this sign – and the door was open.  Although it only briefly sheltered us from the rain due to the open courtyard design, we were glad to have seen it, it surprised us when we stepped inside.  The last picture was snapped with my iPhone – so it’s a little smaller, but the phone is easier to hide from the rain.


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We continued to wander, stopping whenever the rain got too hard, or when our eyes led us across a street.

If we ever go again, I may have to split my stay between the Kings Courtyard Inn and this place, the Elliott House Inn. What I didn’t snap here was the small pool sheltered under a vine covered pergola and bar area.

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A few blocks later we were pressed under a tree near a gate with our umbrellas, we turned our heads and saw this driveway… I want it. Processed with VSCOcam with se3 preset

Eventually the rain stopped, but we continued on…


Usually people scurry out of your way when they see you trying to line up a shot.  I was glad this guy didn’t care.

The evening was just as beautiful as the day, and we ended our day here, overlooking Broad Creek in Hilton Head.



There may have been a seafood tower bigger than my head and a dessert that captured us with the words “chocolate moat”.   It was a great day.

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5 thoughts on “Glimpses of Charleston

  1. This looks like a great city to visit. It reminds me a it of the colonial style of architecture in Latin American cities. Your photos, as usual, are excellent. Thanks for sharing, Tasha!

      1. Hmmm, that’s enticing! My husband told me he will need to go there for a collaboration he’s doing, which would leave me with lots of free time if I join him. Do you go there often?

        1. Our first trip to Charleston was last year, although we’ve been to Savannah several times, we made a visit last year while staying in Hilton Head (see previous post from September), we went back to HH for this trip with friends – and still only spent 1 day in Charleston but I’d like to go back and spend a little more time. I can’t see us being able to go back until late next year (after the palmer pletsch workshops in the spring).

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