Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Heading North: Beaufort, South Carolina


Marshes, piers and estuaries dot the Low Country.


Beaufort is a beautiful old city in the Sea Islands of South Carolina. 


Beaufort has many lovely pre-Civil War houses.
Secessionists are honored down here.


Many of those houses have been converted into inns.


Some remain private homes.
Don't you love that gnarled, sculptural tree?

22 comments:

Kate said...

Be still my heart! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that city.

Tanya Breese said...

i do love that tree!

Luis Gomez said...

Gorgeous shots!

Lois said...

The tree is nice, but I love all the columns on those houses!

Lowell said...

Those first two shots look a lot like Cedar Key. Your other photos are postcards. I've never been there but it looks like I should visit sometime.

Keep this up, though, and by the time you get to Hartford, you'll have to turn around and come back to Florida!

VP said...

Beautiful places and gorgeous houses!

Sylvia K said...

Lovely old homes and great shots as always, Jack! It is so beautiful in the deep south, but their history makes me sad and I wouldn't last long there!! I'm still amazed that I survived Texas. Enjoy your trip back to Hartford!!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I forgot to say how much I love that sculptured tree!! Fantastic!!!

Karl Demetz said...

It is interesting to follow you through your trip from south to north, in this post I like especially the photo with the canoes.

William Kendall said...

It's a fascinating sculpture of a tree.

The area looks quite laid back and out of the past.

Sharon Anck said...

I love that you make this trip an enjoyable sightseeing event instead of jumping on the interstate and hitting the gas.

RedPat said...

I love these houses, Jack! Us driving from Florida -- 16 hours on the road the first day and 7 hours the second - no sightseeing. I like your way better.

Kay said...

Great road trip: you're slowing down enough to take in some sights and collect photos. Fun!

Michelle said...

I've read wonderful things about this city and need to visit. Your photos inspire me even more.

Randy said...

Beautiful homes.

Malyss said...

I love those houses ! Did you meet Scarlett O'hara?.. :o)

Mo said...

It looks like a bygone era. Lovely.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh Malyss you beat me to it :) and yes Jack I do love that gnarly tree sculpture. These mansions are so elegant, wouldn't mind a grand staircase to flounce down :)

SRQ said...

Looks like a great area to explore -- and a nice time of year to be there. I love this road trip photo smorgasbord!

EG CameraGirl said...

The gnarled tree trunk is a beauty!

Virginia said...

You captured this place so beautifully. Wish I could see it for myself. Sorry B'ham wasn't on our route.
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CaT said...

woooooww! such a huge house!