Monday, April 11, 2011

Where Flartus Was

Ok, ok, calm down, y'all!  I was only gone for a long we were fairly close to home.  Here's the answer, in pictorial format.  They're arranged more or less from least to most obvious, so see how quickly you can identify the city!

Ready, set...GO!

The most beautiful post office I've ever been in.

A slightly different view of a famous landmark.

A couple of other iconic landmarks in camouflage.

Typical architecture

A well-known street.

Does this help?

This is iconic, isn't it?

Get out your old history books if this doesn't solve it for you.

Look, I'll spell it out for you...

I have tons more pictures that I'd like to show you, but that's all I have time for right now.  To summarize, Miss Chef had a conference to attend here, and I went along for the ride.  She was in sessions most of Friday and Saturday, so I spent a lot of time walking around on my own.  I also did a pirate tour (thus Cap'n Bob and friend in my previous post), a carriage tour and a tour of Fort Sumter where the Civil War began.

Our timing was wonderful.  This month marks the sesquicentennial of the start of the Civil War, so there were extra events and exhibits.  The farmers' market started this past Saturday.  The famous shopping area of King Street was closed to cars for Second Sunday, so we were able to spend some time strolling along.  And Sunday was also the twice-a-year French service at the Huguenot Church--which we missed, because we forgot to calculate in time for packing up and checking out.

Most of all, though, the weather was fabulous.

And yes, we ate a lot of fabulous food.  But more on that later.  For now, I'll just say Charleston has won me over completely.


  1. Charleston won you over as in "hey honey, let's move"?

  2. Absolutely gorgeous! I just added to my "must see" list.

  3. Garret, no, not that way. I think I'd find it a really irritating place to live, actually! :D

  4. I should have known!!! Slaps self on forehead!! I love Charleston.

    Nancy in Iowa

  5. Well, Savannah is close! They have similar architecture and certainly have similar flora!
    Charleston (and Savannah) were my old stomping grounds. The pictures are beautiful and I don't feel the cloying humidity when viewing them!!

  6. I would like it noted that I was only off by about 3000 miles.

    Looks like you had a great time!

  7. Dreaming, you're absolutely right. I always confuse the two cities myself. Maybe now I won't!

  8. What fun (the posts and the weekend)!

  9. I had no hope in hell of guessing where in the world you were, so I can simply be happy you had a lovely time - it looks like a gorgeous place to visit!


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