Very Charleston

A Celebration of History, Culture, and Lowcountry Charm

Author: Diana Hollingsworth Gessler

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616203013

Category: Travel

Page: 168

View: 6680

Cobblestone streets leading to perfectly preserved historic homes. Intricate wrought-iron gates opening to lush, fragrant gardens. A skyline of steeples and a river harbor bustling with schooners and sailboats. Charleston is one of America's most charming cities. In vibrant watercolors and detailed sketches, artist Diana Gessler captures the beauty and riches that make Charleston so unique: White Point Gardens, the Spoleto Festival, Rainbow Row, Waterfront Park, Fort Moultrie, the beaches of Sullivan's Island, sumptuous Lowcountry cuisine, and handmade sweetgrass baskets. Full of fascinating details--on everything from the art of early entertaining, the city's inspired architectural and garden designs, and George Washington's Southern tour to famous Charlestonians and the flags of Sumter--Very Charleston celebrates the city, the Lowcountry, the people, and our history. Hand-lettered and full color throughout, Very Charleston includes maps, an index, and a handy appendix of sites. With her cheerful illustrations and love for discovering little-known facts, Diana Gessler has created both an entertaining guide and an irresistible keepsake for visitors and Charlestonians alike.

Very New Orleans

A Celebration of History, Culture, and Cajun Country Charm

Author: Diana Hollingsworth Gessler

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616203005

Category: Travel

Page: 168

View: 6107

The exquisite antebellum mansions of the Garden District. Giant oaks stretching across boulevards and back in time to before the Civil War. The decadence of Bourbon Street. The vibrant sounds of jazz, blues, and Cajun music coming from every doorway or right from the street. Lacy iron balconies that wrap around the historic buildings of the French Quarter. A leisurely meal under a canopy of wisteria. In vibrant watercolors and detailed sketches, artist Diana Gessler captures the unique charm that makes New Orleans alluring: Mardi Gras, the Cabildo, Jackson Square, the Court of the Two Sisters, St. Louis Cemetery, the Jazz Festival, the River Road Plantations, the Cajun country, sumptuous Creole cuisine, and Audubon’s Aquarium of the Americas. In fascinating detail—on everything from the making of Mardi Gras, Napolean’s death mask, the city’s inspired architectural and garden designs, and favorite author hangouts to famous New Orleanians and Aunt Sally’s Creole pralines—Very New Orleans celebrates the city, the Cajun country, the people, and our history

Very Washington DC

A Celebration of the History and Culture of America's Capital City

Author: Diana Hollingsworth Gessler

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 161620298X

Category: Travel

Page: 168

View: 1311

A travel guide with character, this fact-filled keepsake offers all the history, beauty, charm, and culture of our nation's capital city. In eye-catching watercolors and detailed sketches, artist Diana Gessler captures the allure that makes Washington DC one of the most visited destinations in the country. In addition to the national landmarks, stirring memorials, and vibrant neighborhoods, there's the Cherry Blossom Festival, the Twilight Tattoo (a military pageant featuring the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps and the U.S. Army Drill Team), colorful row houses, famous hotels and restaurants, and more museums than you'll be able to visit in just one trip. Gessler covers the city's most popular attractions but also heads off the beaten path to share hidden gems, like the quirky Albert Einstein Memorial and Eastern Market, where you can dine on bluebucks and browse for flea market finds. Also included are an index of sites and a useful appendix of addresses, Web sites, Metro stops, and phone numbers. Very Washington DC is a picture-perfect guidebook—a one-of-a-kind memento for tourists and a cherished reminder of the city's riches for those who have always lived in America's hometown.

Charleston from Above

Aerial Photographs of the Lowcountry

Author: Daan Muller,Frank Glenn

Publisher: Advantage Media Group

ISBN: 1601940076

Category: Photography

Page: 143

View: 7016

A city where history truly does live, Charleston, South Carolina, is home to many of Americas most admired landscapes. This aerial photographic book provides a unique vantage point to view the citys most famous landmarks and surrounding South Carolina lowcountry.


A Historic Walking Tour

Author: Mary Preston Foster

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738517797

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 9316

A guide book will help natives and visitors alike appreciate the history and residents of the beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina, one of the South's great cultural destinations, which has endured periods of grandeur, occupation, a devastating earthquake, fires, hurricanes, and the challenges of Reconstruction. Original.

A Short History of Charleston

Author: Robert N. Rosen

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781570031977

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 2430

This chronicle of one of the South's most renowned cities recounts Charleston's role in such important events as the American Revolution, secession and the Civil War. The narrative is brought to life with anecdotes and passages from diaries and letters.

100 Things to Do in Charleston Before You Die

Author: Lynn Seldon,Cele Seldon

Publisher: Reedy Press LLC

ISBN: 1681061287

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 4163

Locals, veteran visitors, and first-timers are equally delighted when they hear the story of a wealthy old Charlestonian woman who was once asked why she so seldom traveled. Puzzled, she replied, ''My dear, why should I travel when I'm already here?'' Charleston has become the darling of the Southeast United States, thanks to the city's blend of grace, beauty, history, and oh-so-Southern dining and hospitality. Charleston has a way of charming visitors with its lush Lowcountry landscape, Civil War history, antebellum plantations, cultural and artistic opportunities, James Beard Foundation award-winning chefs and restaurants, shopping, and the gracious and welcome reception from residents. 100 Things to Do in Charleston Before You Die is filled with easy-to-follow suggestions of where to go, what to see, can't-miss dining, outdoor recreation, events and entertainment, and where to shop 'til you drop-along with seasonal activities, suggested itineraries, and lots of insider tips.

Historic Charleston and the Lowcountry

Author: Steve Gross,Susan Daley

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423638522

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

View: 5507

In this elegant hardbound volume, photographers Steve Gross and Susan Daley take you on an intimate tour of some of the finest historic homes, gardens, churches, and plantations of the old city of Charleston and its surrounding Lowcountry. Their luminescent photographs reveal an insider's look at the definitive architecture and landscape of the region, ranging from private gardens hidden behind wrought iron gates to some of America's first landscaped garden vistas. From colonial-era French Quarter homes to Federal and Greek Revival townhouses and antebellum plantation houses, the selection featuring old family, private homes to museum showplaces make this an essential book for visitors, architects, preservationists or armchair travelers. Photographers Steve Gross and Susan Daley specialize in photographing interiors and the architecture of the changing American landscape. They are the coauthors of ten previous books on the various styles of American homes and design, including Creole Houses, Old Florida, and most recently Farmhouse Revival and The Creative Cottage. Their work has been published extensively in magazines around the world and is in private collections including the Smithsonian Institution

Very California

Travels Through the Golden State

Author: Diana Hollingsworth Gessler

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616202998

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 3866

A fisherman on the Santa Monica Pier. The vineyards of Napa Valley. Surfers in Malibu. An Indian village in Yosemite and the Golden Gate Bridge at sunset. Artist Diana Gessler captures the color and character of our third largest and most populous state. In lively watercolors, sketches, and stories, Gessler shares her adventures on the road, driving from north to south--Sonoma to San Diego and beyond. She and her husband, Paul (designated driver and food lover), stop when curiosity or hunger seizes them. With pen and brush, Gessler works on the spot, bringing to life the cities, towns, and countrysides as well as the details that make them special. A great horned owl. A local farm stand. A woman making tortillas on a sidewalk cart. A bunkhouse in the redwoods. Crab traps along the bay. Her intimate journal is filled with colorful people, beaches, flowers, architecture, animals, trails, memorable meals, and movie stars (at least the gates in front of their houses). Very California is organized by region, and each chapter opens with a map and driving route of the area. Peppered throughout are amusing tidbits about all the things that make California so very California. Diana Gessler has created a memento for tourists and an enchanting book for those who appreciate the pleasures of the West Coast.


Alone Among the Cities

Author: C. Patton Hash,W. Eric Emerson

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738505897

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 8759

This volume "explores the Charleston of distant memory through vivid black-and-white photographs taken from the late 1800s through the 1950s--a time when the city experienced economic decline and gradual recovery."--Cover.

Moving to Charleston: The Un-Tourist Guide

Author: Robin Howard

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0997246189

Category: Travel

Page: 115

View: 8738

Although Charleston is a friendly and welcoming city, it can still be tough to make yourself at home unless you have Moving To Charleston: The Un-Tourist Guide, which tells you everything you need to know to help you settle smoothly into the Holy City. Our aim with Moving To Charleston: The Un-Tourist Guide is to help you: Find a place to live that fits your lifestyle Ferret out the best schools for your children Discover the best places to shop for everything from groceries to gowns Experience all the outdoor activities available here Fit into your new hometown You'll Find Exactly What You Need To Know About: Our four seasons Property taxes Cost of living Healthcare Utilities Choosing where to live Safety Renting vs. buying Cost and types of housing Shopping centers State of the real estate market Dining out Grocery and locally grown foods Sports and fitness Furniture Childcare Arts, culture and music Colleges and universities Nightlife Pre-K through high school choices Local media Outdoor activities Associations and community groups Charleston neighborhoods The local economy Making the move Finding a job Charleston history Phone & web contacts for key resources

Encyclopedia of American Folklife

Author: Simon J Bronner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317471954

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 731

View: 6296

American folklife is steeped in world cultures, or invented as new culture, always evolving, yet often practiced as it was created many years or even centuries ago. This fascinating encyclopedia explores the rich and varied cultural traditions of folklife in America - from barn raisings to the Internet, tattoos, and Zydeco - through expressions that include ritual, custom, crafts, architecture, food, clothing, and art. Featuring more than 350 A-Z entries, "Encyclopedia of American Folklife" is wide-ranging and inclusive. Entries cover major cities and urban centers; new and established immigrant groups as well as native Americans; American territories, such as Guam and Samoa; major issues, such as education and intellectual property; and expressions of material culture, such as homes, dress, food, and crafts. This encyclopedia covers notable folklife areas as well as general regional categories. It addresses religious groups (reflecting diversity within groups such as the Amish and the Jews), age groups (both old age and youth gangs), and contemporary folk groups (skateboarders and psychobillies) - placing all of them in the vivid tapestry of folklife in America. In addition, this resource offers useful insights on folklife concepts through entries such as "community and group" and "tradition and culture." The set also features complete indexes in each volume, as well as a bibliography for further research.

Charleston Beer

A High-Gravity History of Lowcountry Brewing

Author: Timmons Pettigrew

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1614233462

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

View: 8850

In a town that prides itself on buying local and all things Lowcountry, it’s no surprise that artisanal “craft” beer has taken the Holy City by storm. With four established breweries, dedicated retail stores and bars, a home brewing club and the annual Brewvival festival, craft beer culture is booming. But behind the modern ales, lagers and stouts that connoisseurs know and love is a barrelful of Charleston beer history that has been brewing for centuries. From the first brewery that opened its doors in 1732 through Prohibition and the recent “Pop the Cap” legislation that allowed high gravity beer to once again flood the streets, Charlestonians have embraced beer wholeheartedly. Join local writer and beer bard Timmons Pettigrew as he recounts the incredible and mouthwatering history of Charleston beer, pint by frosty pint.

Moon Charleston

Including Hilton Head & the Lowcountry

Author: Jim Morekis

Publisher: Avalon Travel

ISBN: 1631210459

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 1641

Travel writer Jim Morekis shares the must-see sights and local secrets of Charleston, from the armaments at the Battery to the delights of the French Quarter. Morekis highlights historic destinations like the Nathaniel Russell and Heyward-Washington Houses while suggesting fun and delicious features of modern Charleston, like the gaslit charm of the Peninsula Grill. Including expert advice on kayaking the gorgeous waters around Hilton Head Island and dining on she-crab soup in Beaufort, Moon Charleston gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience. This full-color guide includes vibrant photos and helpful maps.

Moon Charleston & Savannah

Author: Jim Morekis

Publisher: Moon Travel

ISBN: 1640493093

Category: Travel

Page: 400

View: 3296

Whether you're relaxing on a romantic beach, soaking up the rich history, or reveling in the Southern hospitality, dig into these fun-loving sister cities with Moon Charleston & Savannah. Explore the Cities: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity with color-coded maps of both Charleston and Savannah See the Sights: Browse the museums on Savannah's historic River Street, take a carriage ride through Charleston's French Quarter, or check out the wares at the Old City Market. Visit Civil War battlefields, check out the First African Baptist Church, and learn about the area's important African American history Get a Taste of the South: Sample classic shrimp and grits, juicy barbecue, or seafood straight off the boat. Savor innovative cuisine at James Beard Award-winning restaurants, and discover up-and-coming spots focusing on local, sustainable ingredients Bars, Entertainment, and Nightlife: Watch the sunset from a rooftop bar, see what's on tap at a craft brewery, or mingle with the locals at a French Quarter dive. Catch a live gig from the next big indie band, sip swanky artisan cocktails, or indulge in Savannah's to-go cup tradition on a stroll through the Historic District Honest Advice: Jim Morekis was born and raised in Savannah and shares his local insight into these beautiful cities Itineraries and Day Trips: Follow itineraries designed for families, beach lovers, history buffs, foodies, and more, and get outside the city with full chapters on Hilton Head and the Lowcountry and the Golden Isles Full-Color Photos and Detailed Maps Handy Tools: Background information on the area's landscape, history, and culture, tips on getting there and getting around, and advice for travelers with disabilities, families with children, seniors, and LGBTQ+ travelers With Moon's practical tips and local know-how, you can experience Charleston and Savannah your way. Hitting the road? Try Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip. Exploring more of the South? Try Moon Coastal Carolinas or Moon Asheville & the Great Smoky Mountains. Special ebook features: Easily navigate listings with quick searches, plus website links and zoom-in maps and images Personalize your guide by adding notes and bookmarks

South Carolina Curiosities

Author: Lee Davis Perry,J. Michael Mclaughlin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762768487

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 8684

The definitive collection of South Carolina's odd, wacky, and most offbeat people, places, and things, for South Carolina residents and anyone else who enjoys local humor and trivia with a twist.

Hidden History of Old Charleston

Author: Margaret Middleton Rivers Eastman

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1614235317

Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 1580

From the Lowcountry's first rrecorded duel to old-fashioned summers at the 'hottest spot in town,' these pages will captivate you with stories of people, events and places that have all but vanished from memory. Find out the real history behind some of Charleston's beloved mansions and learn about the early plantations and their owners. Join the authors as they relate the riots and romance, the preservation and politics- and even a ghost story -from Charleston's hidden history.

Charleston, South Carolina and the Lowcountry

A Photographic Portrait

Author: Twin Lights Publishers, Incorporated

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781885435354

Category: Charleston (S.C.)

Page: 128

View: 5542

Charleston is a city apart; a world unto itself. Seated serenely on the coast, buffered from the Atlantic by wild, sandy barrier islands and held in the cradle of the Carolina Lowcountry, Charleston is regarded as America's most polite city; a cultural capital of Southern hospitality and charm. Graced with beautifully preserved historic buildings and ancient moss-draped trees, Charleston, South Carolina and the Lowcountry: A Photographic Portrait, unveils a whole new view of the many facets of one of the loveliest gems in the American treasury.

Charleston: Then & Now

Author: W. Chris Phelps

Publisher: Pavilion Books Limited

ISBN: 9781909108417

Category: History

Page: 143

View: 5660

"The history of this great city is told using archive images matched up with photos taken from the same viewpoint today, providing a fascinating contrast between old and new"--Page 4 of cover.