Charleston, South Carolina

My visit to Charleston, SC

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It’s a wonderful city and I have to do a few posts to show some of the charm of one of my favorite places. I was trying to capture not your typical tourist pictures. There are a lot of places such as Rainbow Row and the Market that I chose not to feature. Those are the places everyone posts. I wanted a little bit of a fresher view. I hope you enjoy. Please let me know what you think.

This distillery is on Wadhwa Island not far from downtown.

This distillery is on Wadhwa Island not far from downtown.

A sign hanging on the wall at Irvin Winery.

A sign hanging on the wall at Irvin Winery.

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This is the sign on the door at Firefly Distillery.

This is the sign on the door at Firefly Distillery.

My mom and I having a good time at the Irvin winery (I am a little short)

My mom and I having a good time at the Irvin winery (I am a little short)

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Outside of downtown Charleston is a tree called "Angel Oak". Nobody knows how old it is exactly. When I was a kid we could climb on it, now it is being supported and your not allowed on it.

Outside of downtown Charleston is a tree called “Angel Oak”. Nobody knows how old it is exactly. When I was a kid we could climb on it, now it is being supported and your not allowed on it.

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This is the Circular Church and in the distance you can see another steeple. Charleston is known as the "Holy City", the city has so many churches.

This is the Circular Church and in the distance you can see another steeple. Charleston is known as the “Holy City”, the city has so many churches.

The churches and sometimes houses have graveyards besides them.

The churches and sometimes houses have graveyards besides them.

Thank God Sheri shaved her leg, ha ha. Does anyone know what this is?

Thank God Sheri shaved her leg, ha ha. Does anyone know what this is?

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The Four Corners of Law, on the left City Hall ( law of the city), on the right County Courthouse (law of the county), diagonal to the right is the United States Post Office and Courthouse (law of federal) and then across the street to the left St. Michael's Church (law of God).

The Four Corners of Law, on the left City Hall ( law of the city), on the right County Courthouse (law of the county), diagonal to the right is the United States Post Office and Courthouse (law of federal) and then across the street to the left St. Michael’s Church (law of God).

St. Michael's Church one of the buildings known as The Four Corners of Law. This is the law of God.

St. Michael’s Church one of the buildings known as The Four Corners of Law. This is the law of God.

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Looking down Meeting Street south of Broad St.

Looking down Meeting Street south of Broad St.

Beautiful window box. I love them.

Beautiful window box. I love them.

In the backyard of a Charleston home, there is a joggling board. Joggling boards rock and joggle up and down.

In the backyard of a Charleston home, there is a joggling board. Joggling boards rock and joggle up and down.

More iron work and window boxes.

More iron work and window boxes.

"The Three Sisters" up there on my favorite list. Mainly because I am one of 3 girls. Legend is,  this father was trying to get his daughters married. He built each daughter a house as a dowry. I am not sure if it worked.

“The Three Sisters” up there on my favorite list. Mainly because I am one of 3 girls. Legend is, this father was trying to get his daughters married. He built each daughter a house as a dowry. I am not sure if it worked.

Another amazing porch

Another amazing porch

The Battery Park. Black Beard was hung from one of these trees.

The Battery Park. Black Beard was hung from one of these trees.

Look at this history. I haven't seen a pay phone in a long time so I had to get this picture.

Look at this history. I haven’t seen a pay phone in a long time so I had to get this picture.

More iron work of Charleston.

More iron work of Charleston.

Most of the ceilings of the porches are painted blue to keep the birds and some bugs from nesting. The birds think its water and wont nest near water.

Most of the ceilings of the porches are painted blue to keep the birds and some bugs from nesting. The birds think its water and wont nest near water.

Side porch of a house downtown

Side porch of a house downtown

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I love the iron work in Charleston.

I love the iron work in Charleston.

Eli’s Table Downtown Charleston, SC

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On our (my sister, Sheri, and myself) adventures of walking around downtown Charleston, SC we stumbled onto Eli’s table.I was taking pictures for the blog and saw the wonderful “Fork-de-lis” design on their window. Since I love the fleur-de-lis, I naturally was drawn to it. I was thankful too because this place is so good. The staff is extremely hospitable, the atmosphere is very pleasant, and the food is fabulous. Sheri and I try shrimp n grits where ever we go, this is definitely at the top of our favorites list. The portions are large, thank God we shared ours. We loved it so much we had to go back the next morning for breakfast. Sheri really wanted to try their sweet potato pancakes and I wanted to try their banana blueberry powdered sugar pancakes.Those were amazing too. I highly recommend Eli’s Table for any meal of the day. Please check out their website http://elistable.com/ and definitely visit them while you’re in Charleston, SC.

Eli's Table my new favorite restaurant in Charleston, SC

Eli’s Table my new favorite restaurant in Charleston, SC

The cover of the menu with the "fork-de-lis", it is so cute!

The cover of the menu with the “fork-de-lis”, it is so cute!

Shrimp n Grits ~My Favorite~ this is just half the serving, my sister and I shared the dish.

Shrimp n Grits ~My Favorite~ this is just half the serving, my sister and I shared the dish.

The staff at Eli's Table.

The staff at Eli’s Table.

Wonderful People of Charleston, SC

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My sister and I walked around Charleston taking pictures for the blog. We met some very fun, sweet people. All of them having a great time in one of my favorite cities.

The staff at Eli's Table.

The staff at Eli’s Table.

Young Life member and her mother.

Young Life member and her mother.

"Wet Willies" in Charleston, SC

“Wet Willies” in Charleston, SC

Sheri and Joanna

Sheri and Joanna

Lovely Sisters having a girls weekend

Lovely Sisters having a girls weekend

This guy and I took each others pictures.

This guy and I took each others pictures.

The girls from Colombia, SC

The girls from Colombia, SC

This fun family stopping by the Firefly Distillery.

This fun family stopping by the Firefly Distillery.

The fireman and his wife at the Irvin winery.

The fireman and his wife at the Irvin winery.

My mom and I having a good time at the Irvin winery.

My mom and I having a good time at the Irvin winery.

The girls pouring for us at the Firefly Distillery

The girls pouring for us at the Firefly Distillery

The woman that poured for us at Irvin winery.

The woman that poured for us at Irvin winery.

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