I hope those of you here in the U.S. enjoyed your Fourth of July BBQs and fireworks. My family is spending the week in Charleston, SC. I mean, what more appropriate way to celebrate the country’s independence than to explore the first state to secede from the young Union, right? ;)
Although this is only my second time in South Carolina, it has become one of my favorite Southern states to visit. And Charleston, in particular, is absolutely lovely.
Carriage tours are a popular way to explore the city.
This visitor center was once a train station.
The Long White Bridge at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.
I could get used to relaxing on the veranda of the plantation house with the warm summer breeze blowing.
What could very well be the loudest peacock in all of South Carolina, roaming the plantation’s cafe.
The streets of Charleston are lined with various flowering trees and Palmetto trees.
The cannon display at Fort Sumter in the Charleston Harbor. It is the site where the first shots of the American Civil War were fired.
The pier that leads to the fort.
The fountain at the Waterfront Park offers much-needed relief from the heatwave.
People claiming their spot at the Waterfront Park for the fireworks show.
Still at the Waterfront Park.
The Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, which connects Charleston to Mt. Pleasant, over the Cooper River.
A typical street in Charleston. Have I mentioned that it is a lovely city?