Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Charleston Pictures

Monday and Tuesday of this week I was in Charleston working on a project, and had a chance to get on a rooftop to snap a few photos. These were taken from the top of a 12-story building, which is the highest point in the city(make sure you click on each to get the full-size image):

Here's the Cooper River Bridge, which connects the peninsula of the city proper with Mt. Pleasant to the east. In the foreground with the square white parapet is St. Paul's Church (Episcopal).

Here's a view of the Ashley River, which runs along the western edge of the city. On the horizon is James Island:
This is the neighborhood adjacent to the Medical University of South Carolina. The red roofs are not painted, but are constructed from rusted tin and oxidized copper.


Here's a view of the entire lower peninsula.



I also snapped a few photos at night, just to see how they'd look. This first one is from the Battery at the extreme south end of the city. It's the Daughters of the Confederacy marker (and fountain), which sits at the intersection of Battery St. and Meeting St:



This is the steeple of St. Michael's Church on the corner of Meeting and Broad Sts. Although it sits in the middle of town, it has a walled cemetary that takes up almost a block around the church.



This last one is (obviously) an open fire hydrant on Broad St. I just thought it was a cool shot, and the city worker who was attending to it was nice enough to chat with me. Apparently he was flushing the system to get a water sample. I had never seen one of those cone attachments put on a hydrant, but it did keep the water from shooting too far. Also kind of funny - notice the USA today paper vending rack that the water is gushing onto:


That's all for now - check back for updates later!

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