Sunday, September 28, 2014

My Summer Vacation ~ Charleston, South Carolina

This summer I traveled by auto and plane to Northern California, Northern Nevada, Charleston South Carolina, Savannah Georgia, Washington State, and Portland Oregon.  Each place holds it's own magic and I was able to catch up with friends and family not seen for a while.

Charleston is filled with restored homes and gated court yards, a large number of churches with historic cemeteries and delicious fried green tomatoes. The historic homes hold architectural interest and textured surprises.  One of the most interesting aspects of these city homes are their center gardens, sometimes seen through ornate gates and sometimes hidden from view.

A noted blacksmith and recognized artist, Philip Simmons, created many of the gated and fence work that can still be seen throughout the city.  My friend, Janet, and I ventured to his original home.  Then we toured the downtown areas seeking some of his original iron work.

Philip Simmons ~ South Carolina Artist

Mr. Simmons' House
Walkway to Simmons' Property
Church Gate ~ Philip Simmons

Images of Charleston, South Carolina

Church Door
Church Cemetery

The next blog will include more photos of my travels and a peek at the latest work.  Hope you can join me there.