Monday, April 20, 2015

Queen (Street)

Today is Q day at the  Blogging from A to Z Challenge, and I continue to blog using the theme of America the Beautiful.  My personal challenge is also to use photos on my phone, and on my computer, and not let them languish any longer in cyberdarkness.

Today, I return to Charleston, South Carolina to show you a little of Queen Street. (If you are wondering - yes, there is also a King Street.)

Queen Street is located in the historical French Quarter neighborhood in Charleston.
I love the street signs installed in the curbs of some intersections in Charleston.

Queen Street is indeed a royal street, full of history, restaurants, ghosts, and architecture.

This is the Mills House hotel (picture taken in 2011) on the corner of Queen and Meeting Street. And this building has a little secret.  (Some say it is also haunted).

You would think that, looking at this lovely building, it was one of Charleston's historic buildings.  You would only be partially correct.

The site is quite historic, but the building(for the most part) is a duplicate of a building that was there for many years.  The current hotel's website states the building was built in 1853 but another site says it was demolished in the late 1960's.  There are elements of the old building within the newer building, however.

There is a restaurant across the street that is also said to be haunted.
Here is another building on Queen Street - Queen and State street, to be exact.  I love those palm trees.  So many old, historic buildings in Charleston - I don't know the history of this particular building.  But, you can take a self guided tour of the historic French Quarter - including a portion of Queen Street - online.

So, what will I blog about for the letter R?  If you guess Charleston again you will only be half right.


  1. I am enjoying your photos out of cyber darkness, and this building is perfect for the Letter Q. Good thinking ahead while you were in Charleston.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal
    AtoZ 2015 Challenge
    Minion for AJ's wHooligans

  2. Hi Alana,

    Enjoyed this post on Charleston SC so interesting and great pics! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Thank you for the wonderful 'mini tour'. It's so fun to see different parts of the country through another's eyes.

  4. I think we ate at the Mill's House but not sure since memory is hazy from all the heat and humidity when I was there.

  5. Oooh, nice. Although, I don't think I'd want to be there at night. Too many hauntings.


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