Fort Moultrie, located on the south-west end of Sullivan's Island and adjacent to Charleston Harbor, stood as a vanguard against any that might attempt to threaten the South Carolina and US Atlantic coastline.
Ambler Hall band members each contributed a great deal of talent and energy toward the evening’s performance of excellence. Michael O’Quin on Lead Guitar mesmerized listeners with his seemingly effortless driving lead solos. Bob Harmon, also on Guitar and...
Bone yard beach at Botany Bay - A literal bone yard on the beach? Not exactly. Over the years, the tides have changed and eroded areas where thriving forests once stood. Many of the trees are now fallen over with their massive root systems exposed to the elements. The constant ebb and flow of the sandy beach tides combined with the Sun and salt have quite literally sanded them smooth, and bleached them to a haunting off white that resemble the color of "bone"...
This was an afternoon of exquisite dining, meeting new friends, and a wonderful opportunilty to get a taste of some of Charleston's unique and superb culinary delights from some of Charleston's most prestigious chefs and restaurants. There are 4 different and completely unique tours from which to choose. Each as unique and exciting as the others. We chose the "Downtown Culinary Tour" and enjoyed a remarkably wonderful time. The other available tours are Upper King Street Culinary Tour; Chef's Showcase At The Farmer's Market Culinary Tour; and The Chefs' Kitchen Tour.
Charleston Culinary Tours
I really really like Barbeque. However, not just any old BBQ will do. Slow cooked over wood; oak and/or hickory with an assortment of vinegar and mustard based sauces on the side, that's what I call real Barbeque. Now I also happen to have a rather strong affinity for live blues performances as well. So when it was brought to my attention that I just might have the opportunity to experience both at the same place and time... well now.
When I have the opportunity to write about, and feature places that, relatively speaking, very few know about; I am genuinely thrilled. Picket park is just such a place.
The history of Pickett Park and Pitt Street Bridge alone is worthy of recognition and esteem. Now couple that with the park and it's public access to the Inter-coastal waterway along with the Charleston Harbor for fishing and Kayaking, and you have an area of magnificent history, sites, and recreation. Whether bicycling, Kayaking, fishing, jogging, or simply out for a stroll, this park, and the surrounding area has something for everyone.
The Old Charleston City Jail - From its original construction in 1802 to 1939, the building located at 21 Magazine Street was utilized as a jail and insane asylum. With the exterior stucco now falling off and exposing the brickwork beneath, this medieval, gothic-like style building projects a foreboding, grim, and haunting presence. As if that was not enough, since its closing in 1939 , it has a history of strange, mysterious, and unexplained occurrences that continue to this day. It's considered to be one of the most haunted buildings in the US.
Having lived within the Charleston and Low Country area for most of my life, one would think that visits to the downtown area would eventually become mundane. To the contrary, whenever I have the opportunity to walk the downtown streets, I experience the...