Colorful and Bright Charleston

One of the many benefits of teaching, besides the exorbitant salary of course… is getting a Spring Break! This year my husband and I decided to spend a few days in the highly recommended Charleston, South Carolina. It’s even on a list of Spring Destinations for Couples. After our time there this past week, I totally understand why! I’m jumping on the Charleston bandwagon. If you haven’t had a chance to visit it yet, I highly recommend it!

As one of the original colonies of the United States, Charleston is home to historic buildings dating back to the 17th century. Needless to say, this history teacher’s dream. The roads are made of cobblestone the buildings are brightly colored courtesy of the influence of architects from Barbados. Multiple people have said to me, “Charleston is a dream for photographers!” or “Around every corner is a new photograph.” And they are certainly correct. Downtown Charleston is full of charm and gorgeous architecture. The area called Rainbow Row (off East Bay Street between Elliott Street and Tradd Street) is infamous for their vibrant colored buildings. After all, if the buildings were beige and gray, they would have to change the name to Bland Boulevard. 😉 Rainbow Row’s hues reminded of one of my favorite places in Italy, Burano Island. Basically I’m saying that Charleston is a combination of everything I love in life – history, bright colors, and a little bit of Europe (and the food scene isn’t half bad either – this will come soon to the blog)!

Just check out some of the amazing colors found throughout the city of Charleston!


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