28 September 2016

Rainbow Row

Rainbow Row, Charleston, SC    
It's one of the most likely tourist photo ops - the colorful stretch of historic houses on East Bay Street. It caught my attention on a recent walk with the addition of a new color. The pretty periwinkle shade is freshly painted and a happy surprise. 
Rainbow Row is the name for a series of thirteen colorful historic houses in Charleston, South Carolina. It represents the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States. The houses are located north of Tradd St. and south of Elliot St. on East Bay Street, that is, 79 to 107 East Bay Street. The name Rainbow Row was coined after the pastel colors they were painted as they were restored in the 1930s and 1940s. It is a popular tourist attraction and is one of the most photographed parts of Charleston.


8 comments:

  1. Charleston is a tourist paradise and the Rainbow Row is a delightful area.

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    1. It is! Sometimes it is fun to go to google image search and see what shots everyone else has taken of these popular spots.

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  2. I had to Google periwinkle to see what color it is and I'm still confused which house is the one freshly painted since the Google definition says periwinkle is a shade in the blue and violet family. I'm guessing it's the blue house.

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    1. Good point! It shows better in the street view. In the top close up it is just a pretty blue. My camera and the light changed the shade.

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    1. They really are. Most of our new buildings are trying so hard to blend that they are boring.

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  4. Beautiful photos, Joan!

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    1. Thanks Suzie! Hope you are well.

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