East Battery boardwalk is beautiful. The houses along it are multi-million houses (one was for sale for only $7 million!). One of the houses was where commands were given during the Civil War.
We returned later for a stroll because the clouds let up:
We visited the Nathaniel Russell House:
Where there was a “joggling board”:
According to this source (and our tour guide, who you can see above): “Affectionately also known as the “courting bench” in some circles, the joggling board had romantic implications as well as therapeutic applications. Imagine a young couple courting under strict parental supervision in the prim and proper social norms of that period. The boy sat at one end, and the girl sat at the other end with her father directing them to keep their distance. As they shifted and wriggled during the course of conversation, the inward slope of the board caused them to slide slowly toward the center, until they met in the middle. Legend has it that no home with a joggling board on the porch had an unwed daughter.”
We ended our tour at St. Phillip’s Church…
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… had a bite to eat at the Blind Tiger Pub (which was alright – they have a great courtyard, which we sat in. I had the fried green tomato BLT with a side of fried okra which was delicious, but G’s burger was, in his words, “meh”.) We then walked to the waterfront.
We marvelled more architecture:
We walked through Battery Park:
And visited the Market:
The ironwork in Charleston was amazing to look at, too:
Before we left Charleston, we visited the Angel Oak tree, one of the oldest Souther live oak trees east of the Mississippi River:
I could walk around Charleston for daaaaaays!