Thursday, August 21, 2008

Take a Little Journey With Me

Take a little trip back in time with me of olden days gone by.

Turn the corner here to start our adventure and go back 327 yrs to Charleston, SC

Now down the lane we go lined with huge old trees on both sides. They say it is one of the most photographed roads around.
I see the plantation just ahead. North & South, Queen and other movies were filmed here.

Here's hubby and I out front.

Our tour guide is ready to take us in. Sorry no cameras allowed.

Coming back out there is a play in progress on the front porch. She has quite the southern drawl.

Now come around the back to see the grounds with trees that are hundreds of years old.

Beautiful horses grazing on the property. Oh did I mention Ceekay is with me and tried to feed the horses.

Fort Sumter out in the water.

Of course we had to go to the Citadel and tour their museum.

I do declare if this isn't the house in the film sequel "Scarlet".

You must see Rainbow Road and the Battery with the beautiful, stately homes.
Gorgeous, just gorgeous homes.

I'm being beckoned to leave the market place and I 'm trying to bar myself in, as I really don't want to go yet. Well.... I've probably spent too much money and there's always the next trip.

I hope you enjoyed your tour with me. Till next time.

Do I have to?


Hootin' Anni said...

Nothing like the old world charm of the deep South.

Awesome photos.

Happy Show N Tell day

Shelia said...

Oh, I certainly you get out from behind those bars soon!! What a wonderful trip! I have never been to Charleston but would love to go sometime. What a beautiful place. That tree lined street is so lovely and the mansion! I saw that TV sequel about Scarlet and was disappointed in it. Did you like it? Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Katy said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures!!! What a fun tour that must have been for you!!! :)

LBP said...

I love Charleston!!! We go down there about every other year and I never tire of walking around looking at the beautiful old homes.


Melissa Wertz said...

Oh that was fun! I saw the scenery that Theo (Laura Child's heroine of the Tea Mystery book) as she goes for her jogs to clear her head as she tries to solve the latest murder she is working on, but not supposed to be working one. LOL! Modern day adult Nancy Drew type story. I love it.

I have never been to Charleston, but one day...

Angie said...

Wow... I'm so jealous. I rarely travel anywhere and I'd love to see sights like those!

diadsie said...

I must go visit down there someday! Gorgeous photo tour-sorry you got barred at the end! ; )
Thanks for visiting my blog too.

ceekay said...

Loved it....would love to go back!

Thru Pink Curtains said...

Beautiful building and great dresses the ladies are wearing.......Marvelous trees too with their twisted trunks...

Tracy said...

I love plantations and moss covered trees! Love the second picture of the oak lined drive....Beautiful!!

Carla said...

Oh my those TREES~!!!!! No one grows them like the South do they! Thanks for the tour!

Jewelgirl said...

What a wonderful journey, love the
architecture of the old south!
Glad they didn't use the "stocks"
on you from 1600's!!! ha ha

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

How beautiful!
Thanks for sharing!

Twice as Nice said...

Beautiful homes. It would have been great to see inside.

Thanks for stopping at our blog. I don't have any antiques so I appreciate your knowledge. Truthfully I bought it because I thought it was cute.

You have a great blog.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I love visiting Charleston, enjoyed your tour! We went again last June and at the Marketplace I wanted to buy one of those "gate" pen and inks, but didn't :-( I keep regretting it now! I did buy the Benne Wafers (always have to get those!!) and I bought another little watercolor print of "2 Meeting Street!"


justabeachkat said...

Hi there!

Thanks for visiting me today. I hope you'll come're always welcome.

I've enjoyed my visit here too. You have a very nice blog. I haven't been to Charleston in a long time, but I'd love to go again, especially after seeing this post.


GrumpyAngel said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous place! That tree-lined road is beautiful, no wonder it's much photographed. I hope I can visit Charleston someday. I've seen a little bit of Memphis and Atlanta but that's about the only southern cities I've visited. Thanks for the tour!

The Berry's Patch said...

Oh I love those big beautiful trees. I'm so bummed you couldn't take pictures of the inside of that house. I bet it was gorgeous. Thanks for the tour!

Dawn said...

Thank you for the lovely tour - just beautiful houses and landscape!

Miss Sandy said...

I loved seeing your tour of the Antebellum era! The homes and grounds were just stunning.

ivoryspring said...


What a nice tour. I need to file that under places to visit!!!

Thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

Your Charleston pictures are gorgeous, Ro. We absolutely loved Charleston when we went there years ago. Best seafood I've ever had! We'd like to go again sometime. Such a beautiful place!

Reynie said...

I've never been to Charleston but keep saying I want to go! It just looks so Southern and so beautiful. You just can't beat the south!

Joy said...

What a neat place to visit. Love all those old plantations and homes. Glad you had a good time.
The pictures turned out great.