Friday, February 26, 2016

Five on Friday

Fridays seem to roll around quicker and quicker.  It was a lovely week here, even wore shorts earlier in the week.  Now it's cold again, but with a bright, blue sky so I have no complaints.  I'm joining in with Amy at Love Made My Home as usual.

First is another picture from our trip to Charleston, this is the City Market and is runs for blocks.  I wanted to look at sweetgrass baskets, but the ones I liked were more than $300, so that didn't happen.





Second is the Customs House. It was started in 1853, but work stopped because of the Civil War, restarted in 1870 and completed in 1879.




Third, there are so many historical churches in Charleston.  Mac did a painting of one once and someone in England bought it. Can't remember which one he painted, but here's a picture we took of a typical one.




Fourth is a pub we saw, Mac rather liked it.  But looking at the menu  it didn't sound much like pub grub.



Fifth is the cannon Mac bought me, I own several now and who knows, world domination may be in my future.



Hope you have a great weekend, we're busy planning our next get away, I think it involves a swamp.










38 comments:

  1. Great views of Charleston, the market looks wonderful and the church is fascinating almost like a tiered wedding cake in places. No wonder Mac liked the pub:)

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  2. Charleston looks like a place to visit! Have a good weekend, too. x

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    1. It was, pretty city and good food, a great combination.

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  3. What an interesting and historic place Charleston appears to be - it must have been a lovely trip

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    1. It was, Charleston is one of my favorite cities m

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  4. Interesting pictures of what I think of as the deep South. Am I correct in calling it this?

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    1. It is the deep south, thouh Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana are even deeper.

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  5. Enjoyed seeing your pics of Charleston. Have a super weekend.

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  6. A funny post today Janet :) I like your little brass cannon ... world domination!! Ha ha! I have a knitted Dalek I can lend you to help in your conquest!
    Wendy

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  7. Charleston seems an interesting place to visit with some beautiful architecture I enjoyed seeing the painting and the very same street with the church in the background.

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  8. It looks like a great place to visit, I like the look of that market what a pity the basket was so expensive. Have a great weekend. :)

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    1. It was a great place to spend a couple of days, very pretty.

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  9. I love to view other people's photos of places they've visited as it gives me an idea of what to see when I go to the place. your tour of Charleston has been great for that. thank you for doing the leg work in advance.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, we really liked Charleston.

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  10. Nice for Mac. I've never seen a pub named for me! We have a couple sweetgrass baskets, bought many years ago. I had no idea they were worth that much these days!

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  11. Charleston has such history - I would love to visit one day. A fun Five Janet!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, we did enjoy Charleston.

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  12. Hi there ~ Finally getting back to a "visiting routine"....it's been a crazy couple of weeks. I really enjoyed your five and each of the pictures and explanations. Have fun at the swamp!!!

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    1. We will, hoping to see some "exotic" birds.

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  13. I have so enjoyed reading your blog posts about your trip to Charleston. I was there a few years ago and had a great time seeing all the historical sights. I hope your weekend is off to a great start. Pat xx

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  14. Sounds like you had a really great time in Charlestown. Love the look of those churches. I can't imagine wearing shorts at the moment. Brrrrrrrr. Have a good weekend. Barbara x

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  15. Charlestown looks like an amazing place. Love the architecture of the Custom House.
    Liz

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  16. It looks like a wonderful place to visit and what a wonderful souvenir which Mac bought you.

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  17. Charleston looks my kind of place. Love that painting!

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  18. Love those old buildings! And Mac's painting is lovely. Such talent.

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  19. I do love historical buildings and Charleston really does this well. I love your cannon, world domination soon :) Take care x

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  20. Looks like a nice place for shopping, but if all the prices are like that then the fun is quickly gone, isn't it?
    Lovely pictures, good luck with conquering the world in the meantime ;-). love from Mirjam.

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  21. This looks like an interesting place to visit - I like the old buildings and the market, although I'm shocked by the price of that basket. $300?!? Wow!

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  22. Such wonderful photos of such a beautiful city!! I need to visit there one of these days. Just looks so "romantic" ;)

    Thanks for sharing. xoxo

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