Wednesday, June 8, 2022

I have no self control and ..

Oh no, I opened the box and half of my French Silk fudge was gone!😮

...I can't be trusted with chocolate!  I finished the rest of the fudge when we got home.  It had dark chocolate shavings in it.  My, it was good!

Our walk around Charleston Tues. took us to the harbor swings, the Old Exchange and Provost and Dungeons building, along the Battery with the grand historical homes, and to City Market.

Charleston is a great place to visit and would make a nice "girls get-away!" 

Swings overlooking the harbor at Joe Riley Waterfront Park.

The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon was built in 1771.  It has served as a commercial exchange, custom house, post office, city hall, military headquarters, prison, and museum. It is only one of 4 buildings left where the U.S. Constitution was ratified.

Stairs put into the basement by the post office.

Dungeon in the basement.

Ratification of the U. S. Constitution by South Carolina.

View from the building in 1770.

Same view in 1850.  Because of "fill" in the harbor there was more distance between the Old Exchange building and the harbor and new buildings were built between.

Rainbow row

The 'city wall' built in 1717 to protect Charleston from the Spsnish, French, Indians and the sea.  It was made with hand-made bricks and by 1730 was mostly destroyed.

Casper Christian Shutt house, 1800-1802 

George Summers house, 1755

The motor boat was pulling the small boats.  Maybe a tour.

William Roper house, 1858

The antebellum Palmer house built in 1848 by John Ravenal.  Most recently the 30 room, 10 bath house was a Bed and Breakfast after Dr. Palmer saved it  from becoming condos.  It's currently undergoing a 2 year rennovation back to a single family home.

I just liked the landscaping.

First Baptist Church, 1822

Heyward-Washington house, Georgian-style, 1770's. Thomas Hayward, Jr. was a signer of the Declaration of Indepence. It is currently a museum.

Dock Street theater

St. Phillip's Anglican Church,1836. 

St. Phillip's Cemetery is located on both sides of the church and across the street. 

Treasured Gullah sweetgrass baskets of African origin.  They are considered art now but were used for various purposes by the Gullah-Geechee ancestors.  They are expensive, ranging from $30 for a very small one to $500.

Palmetto Cheese Fritters begin with housemade pimento cheese (cheddar, red peppers, and mayo aka "SC Caviar") lightly battered and fried, and served with buffalo ranch dipping sauce.   They were delicious!

Kilwins has been in business since 1947 and has been in Charleston since 2001.  They began in Michigan.

Pat went with ice cream, the no-sugar-added variety.

U. S. Customs House, 1848

The Baker House

Angel Oak Tree on John's Island is around 400-500 years old.

That's me.

Where are the Piepers now?  Charleston, S. C.

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Thank you for traveling along with us.     Ann and Pat

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