I've been working like a dog lately.
And since we are on that subject...our dog never works! He just lays around all day. In fact, I haven't known any dogs to work. Can someone please explain that saying?
But I digress.
We have been pretty slammed at LS3P. I have been designing our house addition, which is now under construction. And I also have this blog thingy.
Relaxation is something I haven't had much of lately.
So after working almost an entire day yesterday (Saturday), I told D that we needed to do something today.
I hate to admit this, but in our entire 7 years in Charleston, we had yet to visit Edisto Island. Edisto is known for its under developed beach and the Botany Bay wildlife preserve. It is only a 60 minute drive from Charleston.
We spent the majority of our time at Botany Bay. This place is a real gem and a photographer's paradise.
Since it is getting late and I am exhausted, this is going to be what I call a lazy blog. Heavy on pictures, light on text.
Bleak Hall Plantation
This little building was used as an icehouse for the 1800's plantation. This is back when ice was cut out of lakes up in New England and shipped down south.
This little structure is known as the gardener shed.
The Ruins of Sea Cloud Plantation
We saw these sad sunflowers. Danielle called them the Too Much Sunflowers.
Off to the beach!
The beach at Botany Bay is not your typical beach. It is a natural beach that is constantly eroding. It is full of shells and has these awesome tree skeletons. It is referred to as the boneyard.
It was a good day.
Steve Ramos AIA, LEED AP
"The vernacular is what you do when you can't afford to get it wrong." That is a wonderful quote by architect Brian MacKay-Lyons. Long before the term sustainability was cool, people were building sustainably because it was just the way things were done.
This article is about a sustainable house that is one of the defining features of Charleston: The Charleston Single House. From this article you will learn 5 lessons taught to us by this simple building type.
Charleston South Carolina is a beautiful place. Every day I discover something new and gain a greater appreciation for the Holy City. When I started BuildingsAreCool.com I also started photographing Charleston and posting to my Instagram feed under the hashtag DailyDoseOfCharleston. This blog is volume 2 of some of my favorite Daily Doses Of Charleston.
Last week I posted the 12 Storefronts of King Street. That post featured Lower King , which is the area South of Calhoun Street . Once upon a time this would have been the only part of King Street worth visiting.
As Bob Dylan sang: The times, they are a changing.
Upper King is now the jam.
Most people go to Charleston's King Street to Eat, Drink and Shop. I go to look at the architecture. This article is a peek at the design qualities that make King Street such a gem.
It is very easy to take your physical environment for granted. Sometimes a trip to another place or something as simple as a picture will remind you of how lucky you are. I have decided to take at least one picture of Charleston each day. Here are some of my favorite Daily Doses of Charleston:
Of course Charleston is known for it's historic architecture. But we also have some modern buildings. Here are a few of my favorites.
Following up on the smashing success of 12 Gates....I bring you the sophomore effort.....12 More Gates!
Throughout Charleston you will find beautiful old brick walls covered in fig vine and confederate jasmine. These walls have become one of our defining characteristics in Charleston and are truly awesome and beautiful.
But for this post, I wanted to go a different route. I looked for walls that have a more unique and unlikely beauty. You might call these walls ugly ducklings...
On the Second Sunday of the month. King Street is closed off to automobiles and the pedestrians take over. It's awesome!
This week I have a dozen churches to share. Charleston's nickname 'The Holy City' came about because of our skyline, which is dominated by Church Steeples. We don't have many tall buildings in Charleston, therefore the steeples really stand out.