When real life imitates fiction....reader Bretta Chapman sent me this photo of the Vanderhorst mausoleum at the Magnolia Cemetery in Charleston---just like I'd described it in RETURN TO TRADD STREET. Except I've never been to the cemetery and didn't know this existed!! #placesoftradd
A rich history, a hip style scene, and a charming genteel spirit make Charleston one of the country's most irresistible cities. If the grand plantations and stately colonial homes don't lure you (locals say the cityscape looks like it has been painted in
Thank you to reader Courtney Stearn for sending me this photo of an antique dollhouse she spotted at The Charleston Museum. There were even little dolls inside (although no shaggy dog). I love it when fiction and real life collide! Although there is a little bit of the "creep factor" as those of you who've read THE STRANGERS ON MONTAGU STREET probably agree… :-0
Market Hall, Charleston, SC. ~ This is very modernized from how it was when we lived there. It was just a big old warehouse, & the people were just sitting around, helter-skelter, selling their home-grown produce, weaving lovely baskets, etc. I especially loved (& still long for) those luscious little "Sugar Baby" watermelons they sold. Mmmm-mmm!
Old Charleston Jail, Charleston, South Carolina Operating from the beginning of the century until the this jail is supposedly haunted by one of the nation’s earliest known female serial killers, Livinia Fisher. 45 Must See Haunted Places - 42