11 December 2017

Model train display at Charleston Place Hotel

Model train display at Charleston Place Hotel, Charleston, SC    
It's tradition! Everyone must pause and admire the model train display at Charleston Place Hotel each holiday season. Can you imagine packing that up each year? It's worth it. Thank you Charleston Place Hotel.

09 December 2017

Ho, ho, ho!

Holiday Market, Marion Square, Charleston, SC 
Ho, ho, ho! Gotta love the diversity of the Clause couple at the holiday market at Marion Square. Go Charleston! It is a chilly day and Mrs. Clause looked a bit cold this morning.

Feeling blue on King St.

Bluestein's Menswear, 494 King St., Charleston, SC   
Bluestein's Menswear is such a striking building standing out with it's signature blue brick design it stands out even on a dreary day like today. It is closing as a menswear store after 134 years in business. I hope it is reincarnated into something cool.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV)Another long-time Charleston business will soon hang up its hat. Bluestein's on King Street will close early next year after 134 years selling menswear. “It was started by my great-grandmother in 1883,” said Nicky Bluestein, who took over the family business in the 1960s. In 1987—a fire destroyed the building, along with old photos and keepsakes. Years later, Bluestein said a contractor found a handful of the original brick in the signature blue. “He said it’s got to belong to you and he brought me the four bricks,” he said. “I have four boys, I gave each of them a brick and I kept this one here.”

07 December 2017

Teeny, tiny buildings

Headlines at the Edge, Folly Beach, SC   
I like teeny, tiny buildings and I like them more when they are in use. This one is a colorful hair salon called Headline at the Edge (of America), on Center St. on Folly Beach. Cute!

Lucky I had an active day at work because it's been a rainy and dreary evening and foiled any plans for an evening walk. More of the same tomorrow. Stay dry kids!

06 December 2017

Bird watching in the cemetery

Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC   
I have friends who go to Magnolia Cemetery and never take a picture of a tomb. It is a bird watching paradise. 

04 December 2017

Walk with me - Folly Beach

Christmas on Folly Beach, Folly Beach, SC   
I am happy to see there is still a colorful character side to Folly Beach. Sadly, living here I hesitate to go to the beach in the crowed summer time but in the winter it is a lovely walk.

03 December 2017

Hammock at the beach - Folly Beach

Folly Beach pier, Folly Beach, SC  
This is better that trying to find to trees the perfect distance apart. He was swinging back and forth and didn't notice me sneaking a shot from behind. I had a lovely walk on Folly Beach this morning. Sadly traffic tends to scare me away during the hot summer when the beach would be so welcoming. It's always a treat to walk on Folly. 

02 December 2017

Cemetery accesories

Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC    
This particular cemetery statue was dressed for the occasion with a pearl bracelet. I've walked through Magnolia Cemetery so many times that I am always trying to look at it with fresh eyes and see some new details. Spotting a pearl bracelet made my morning.

01 December 2017

Teeny, tiny buildings of Charleston

King St., Charleston, SC    
I love these charming tiny buildings that grow up in between the larger structures. This is 193 King St. 

Turns out it is for sale! It may look small but is over 6,000 square feet and since it is in prime retail shopping district on King St. you may buy it for a cool $2,450,000. Invite me over. I'll help decorate. 
Prime high street location. Centered in King Street’s luxury retail district. The interior space is 6,418 square feet with an additional 784 square feet of exterior courtyard space. The stately facade has 30 linear feet fronting on King Street. The ground floor is ideal for retail or restaurant use. Previously it was occupied by a restaurant on the ground floor and offices above. The building is zoned General Business and is currently vacant. This offering is an excellent opportunity for an owner operator or a real estate investor.The William Bell building, circa 1840, is a three story building with many historical elements intact: featuring high ceilings, exposed brick walls and heart pine floors. Square footage breakdown: ground floor interior 2,509 square feet; ground floor courtyard 784 square feet; 2nd floor 2,509 square feet; 3rd floor 1,400 square feet.