Charleston captivated us as few cities have ever done. We were in the area and thought we’d stop for a few days; we ended up staying for weeks. There is so much history here, so much beauty, and some of the friendliest people we’ve ever met.
Some of the beauty is man-made, such as the Arthur J. Ravenel Jr. bridge spanning the mouth of the Cooper River. This bridge is part of U.S. Highway 17, the major north-south route through the city. This particular picture was taken in late afternoon from a pier on the edge of the historic district.