Princess Street in Charleston, SC this weekend! :)
Corner of Princess and King Street
December, Season of Lights
Pinecones and wreath at Two Meeting Street Inn
2 Meeting Street
(Source: Flickr / mhlucero)
The Marion Square Christmas Tree
The Porcher-Simonds House
29 East Battery Street
I met a man who lived next door to this house, and he told me that he always hears carriage tour drivers telling people that if Rhett Butler had really lived, he would have lived in that house; but what the tourists always heard was “Rhett Butler lived in that house!”
Johnson’s Row and Footlight Players
28-22 and 20 Queen Street
Free West Fraser painting in a tree #9
Every year, Charleston artist West Fraser hides a painting in a tree, a project he started in Cumberland Island, GA in 2009. 2012’s piece was hidden in a tree in the French Quarter. Whoever finds the painting gets to keep it — but that person is encouraged to make a donation to their favorite charity, organization, or school in return.
In 1888, the city of Charleston erected fire towers behind the engine houses at 114 Meeting Street and 5 Cannon Street, installing 2,500-pound bells that would serve as the city’s general alarm system until the 1950s. During that time, the bells would ring to warn citizens of fires, hurricanes, cold snaps and other disasters. The bells were also struck to commemorate the deaths of US presidents and servicemen.