a short jaunt

Last weekend, a short jaunt to Charleston put me in “indigo country”. When I’m there, the draw is history and of course, anything that might speak of indigo and its past.

found this on a morning walk

found this on a morning walk

the old slave mart museum

the old slave mart museum

Time was limited and I didn’t have a set agenda, so anything that turned up was serendipity. Also, in many respects, if indigo was the focus (it wasn’t), historic, downtown Charleston would not have been the place.  Still there were some little treasures to be discovered.

owned by Eliza Lucas Pinkney

owned by Eliza Lucas Pinkney

not historical, but authentic - serendipity

not historical, but authentic – serendipity

One of my most satisfying experiences, though, was visiting the Joseph Manigault house. Our guide was gracious and extremely informative about its former inhabitants, architecture and its significance through the last couple of centuries.

family entrance

family entrance

unusual rounded aspects on either side of the house

unusual rounded aspects on either side of the house

I was surprised to hear that at one point that it came close to being razed for a gas station. Fortunately, it was rescued and has been able to serve other and better purposes.

leading up to the 3rd floor

leading up to the 3rd floor

4297A

wreath of cotton

Now, home again and with “things to do” with holidays approaching. The “studio” beckons – the idea of a little focused quiet would do just fine.

ginko & spanish moss

ginko & spanish moss

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