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Take a sneak peek at native son Jack Alterman’s soon-to-be-released photography book, My City Charleston (My City Publishing, June 2015), featuring an essay from novelist Josephine Humphreys.
The early 18th-century British explorer Mark Catesby called this tall, slender perennial grass the “sea-side oat,” observing that it was found “on sand hills; so near the sea, that at high tides the water flows to it.” Thriving in salty environs, Uniola paniculata is integ
The 13 adjoining houses making up what’s known as ”Rainbow Row” are today one of the city’s most photographed landmarks. They were built on East Bay Street starting in the mid-1700s, hosting shops on the ground floor with merchants’ residences above.
Meet the bird you’ve seen wading in local marshes and lowlands: the American wood stork (Mycteria americana), which also goes by the name of “wood ibis.” The only stork to breed in the United States, this species is spotted from Florida to the Carolinas, easily recogniz
Inventive performers like Will Schutze and his marionette, Mr. Bonetangles, continue to entertain us on public streets for free—but they always appreciate a nice tip!
From its graceful, ancient live oaks and gorgeous historical architecture to its waterfront views and happening food scene, there are countless reasons to adore the Holy City.