Friday, August 30, 2013

Treasure Town

Charleston is called the "Holy City" because of it's multitude of churches.  We continue to find new hidden gems in this city after only living here for a year and a half.  There is a great Churchyard of the Unitarian Church of Charleston that allows passage from Archdale Street to King Street in town.  

Some stumble upon the walkway via the entrance on King Street and find themselves in an unexpected fairyland.  Don't be afraid to enter the open gates and tiny side streets you may find walking about Charleston.  You will be glad you did.  

A hidden gem within a hidden gem.  This quote is so true.  Don't worry about everyone else's opinion, the only person you should listen to is yourself.  The happiest you will be is when you listen to your own needs and desires.  No one else's idea of how you should live your life or what you should do in life will ever make you as happy as your own dreams and wishes.  Always ask yourself, "Is this is what I want?"  Once you start listening to yourself, your whole world will be changed for the better.

My cousin Christine and her daughter Manon.

We arrived to the King Street entrance.  There were street performers at the gate waiting for us which added to the magical stroll through the Churchyard.

But the beauty is in the walking – we are betrayed by destinations. -Gwyn Thomas