What a beautiful sunny day! While Anne walked the shopping streets, I rode my bike around the southern end of the peninsula, checking out other marinas as I went. Later, we both biked the area south of Broad St. to admire the historic homes.
Charleston, the Holy City, has many churches that have existed here since the founding. Two of them, with high spires that can be seen for miles, are among the oldest and most recognizable. St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, completed in a German Gothic architecture in 1872, has a spire that is 297 ft tall. When built it was the highest structure in all of South Carolina. As the city grew, Charleston decided no other buildings would be allowed that were taller than this church. St. Michael's Episcopal Church is a classic example of Colonial American architecture and is the oldest church in Charleston, having been completed in 1761. We went inside St. Michael's and saw the pew used by George Washington and, years later, by Robert E. Lee.
|St. Matthew's Lutheran Church (1872)|
|St. Michael's Episcopal Church (1761)|
|Anne with a Smithsonian-recognized basket weaver|
|Anne with Linda and Tom|