Quintin’s Close-Ups: Ben D'Allesandro
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Let tea room season begin. The old Lowcountry tradition gets under way Monday when Old St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Tea Room opens for business at the historic 1706 church, 2604 Ashley River Road.
Operating for nearly 60 years and considered the oldest in Charleston, the tea room will be open 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday through Saturdays through April 2. Lunch features favorite local dishes such as she-crab and okra soups, chicken salad plate, chicken salad and shrimp paste sandwiches, spinach salad and homemade desserts.
Downtown Charleston’s historic Marion Square has been selected as the next stop in the U.S. leg of the global tour for Red Bull Illume, the world’s premiere action and adventure sports photography contest and exhibition.
The lights will turn on nightly March 18 - 27, from 7:00 pm-11:00 pm. A total of 50 photos will be on display in impressive light boxes that bring stature and significance to these works of art that capture the exuberant spirit of sport.
As sunset falls on Charleston on March 18th, a private gala ceremony will be held to open the ten day exhibit. While the gala ignites the exhibition, the public is welcome to come see the flipping of the switch at 8:00 pm as these stunning images illume the night sky.
The winners of Red Bull Illume were chosen by a jury of renowned photography experts. By illuminating these breath-taking photographs, we honor the photographers who’ve traveled, faced physical dangers, scaled buildings and navigated waves all to capture magical moments.
Tina wrote: I thought it was the strangest thing to put on the wall. Thought I'd share this with you.
The entire time we were in Charleston I thought of you. I thought, "I wonder if Joan takes this street on one of her walks?" I love your blog and love your philosophy on life in general. Keep up the great work.