No trip to South Carolina would be complete without a day spent in downtown Charleston. I have waxed poetic about its beauty before, but as you can see for yourself, it really is a joy to walk among the historic architecture and the lovely landscaping. Charleston is the only place where I actually enjoy walking around with the crowds. Not that it is crowded in December - far from it - but I learned as a teenager to not be hurried when downtown, and to set aside all feelings impatience and just go with the flow. It makes for a much more pleasant experience, and really, to be a true Southerner, you need to learn at some point that hurrying through life takes away much of the joy. It is better to take a deep breath and just enjoy being in such a lovely place, whether you are crawling through traffic at a snail's pace or find yourself in a mob of tourists.
That said, I do hope to one day take some time and photograph Charleston properly. I am always shooting photos between popping into stores and finding a parking place and settling down for a meal. I would love to shoot all these places with more care and one day I will find the time.