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.