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