25 June 2011

King St. walking

The Belmont, King St., Charleston, S.C.

I left my brother high up a ladder painting my house while I walked up King St. to the Piggly Wiggly this morning. I laughed uploading the pictures because it is so tempting to straighten the images, but old buildings in Charleston are simply not straight. They always tilt one way or another. Usually the road goes one way, the house goes another and I hold my camera at yet another angle. I decided to line up the lamp posts. The building featured in this shot is The Belmont Lounge.

My own house is looking good. Still blue of course but deeper and brighter and I am enjoying catching up on all my brother's adventure stories while he is here. Let me know if there is anything I should take him to in Charleston next week.

Meanwhile, I've decided to travel to north east India in November so we are lining up things that he thinks I need to see over there. Fun!

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. I need to jump in the shower and head to an 80th birthday party.


Lou said...

Lovely photos, Joan, thanks for sharing.

Charlestonjoan said...

Thanks Lou!

Kate said...

Are all hydrants yellow rather than red or just this one. The Belmont looks a bit small.

Pamela said...

The only problem with things being crooked and uneven in Charleston is that it also applies to the sidewalks!

Charlestonjoan said...

Kate - yes, our hydrants are generally yellow. I forgot everyone's weren't. The Belmont is pretty small. It is a bar/lounge.

Pamela - Amen. Have you noticed that they have trimmed a lot of the irregular sidewalks though? They have been slicing them down and evening them up.