We made it back to Charleston today so we could at last explore some of the city’s historic neighborhoods, including the Battery. The Battery is the neighborhood at the very southern tip of the peninsula and includes some of the oldest and finest houses in Charleston. I love to simply wander from street to street, admire the architecture and peek into the gardens. It was a beautiful day to walk, and we just took our time exploring this amazing city.
|Promenade Along East Battery|
|A Charleston Single House|
|Along South Battery|
I had to take Tim to another favorite destination, the City Market. Once the city’s fish, meat and vegetable market, it now houses dozens of vendors. Here I found the cinnamon roasted pecans I had been looking for. These are another Charleston specialty, and we purchased several bags to take with us.
|Charleston City Market|
|Cinnamon Roasted Pecans and Almonds|
We also checked out Waterfront Park and sat for a while, enjoying the view of the Charleston Harbor. Charleston has done a nice job of utilizing and providing access to its waterfront.
|Pineapple Fountain in Waterfront Park|