Charles Towne Landing, Magnolia Cemetery
Back in February I performed with the Carolina Wind Symphony at the South Carolina Music Educators Conference in Charleston, and Donna and I made it an overnight adventure. On the day we headed down we visited an old favorite, Charles Towne Landing, the site of the first permanent English settlement in the Carolinas, dating back to the 1670's. It was a beautiful day to spend outside.
This is "Landing Brave" by Peter "Wolf" Toth, dedicated in 1977. It was the sculptor's bicentennial gift to South Carolina, and it was sculpted from a Darlington oak that was approximately 500 years old.
Part of the site is a small zoo of sorts. There is a nice walk-in aviary that allows one to get pretty close to the birds.
Not often one gets to see a buffalo; these creatures are HUGE!
The Citadel off in the distance.
I love old padlocks!
Also on site is a tall masted ship, a replica a 17th century vessel. Here's looking up the mast.
After our performance Saturday morning, we enjoyed an incredible lunch at Taco Boy at the base of the Ravenel bridge. Yum! Highly recommend. We then ventured down the road to the Magnolia Cemetery and explored there for a while.
It was neat to see these German and Greek gravestones with the wording in those languages.
The crew of the H.L. Hunley submarine.