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Charleston, SC-Mick's Pics

Updated on March 23, 2010

Charleston's Waterfront

Out in the distance is the Ravenel Bridge connecting Charleston with Mount Pleasant. The "bridge" is host to "Wonders Way" which is named after Garrett Wonders. He was struck and killed while riding a bicycle solo training ride. "Wonders Way" is a wonder. You can get off the interstate for downtown Charleston or cross the Cooper River toward Mt. Pleasant. Either way you can quickly walk, run, or ride your bicycle across the bridge. The highest point for walking or whatever is a couple hundred feet where you will always feel a little cooler than sea-level below. There will probably be a little breeze as you gaze the skyline of Charleston or watch the ships and boats coming in and going out. It is very popular. It's a great hike. Take it all in.

All pics should enlarge with a click!

There is so much to see. It really is amazing. There will always be something you've missed or something new.

A camera is a must in or around Charleston. Most pictures I take are while I'm riding my bicycle. Most of these are taken while pedaling. Do not try this at home- or in Charleston!

You can orient yourself from many points by looking toward the bridge.

Things will look different on different days or at different times of the day.

Cruise ships come and go.

Rainbow Row is always a colorful place to be. You'll find it at the "Battery". Fort Sumter will be visible from many areas.

The beginning of this photography tour is going around the perimeter of the peninsula. Charleston, itself can seem very confusing but it's quite small actually. It's surrounded by much larger communities. Mt. Pleasant is to the north on 17. West Ashley is to the south off 17 as well as Johns Island, Folly Beach, etc. North Charleston is to the north east as well as Hanahan.

Crossing the Ashley River toward the south will take you to West Ashley and so on.

Continuing around without crossing the bridges will take you by the Citadel.

Continuing and making a circle will take you back to I-26, 17 toward Mt. Pleasant, or Charleston downtown. But- you'll see some pleasant neighborhoods first.

Hampton Park is very near the Citadel. Above is another park right on Meeting Street. Meeting connects to king and East Bay. East Bay will take you to the water and to the right it will turn into the Battery.

This is still Meeting above and King Street is to our right as well as many, many fine restaurants.

Horse drawn carriages and pedicabs roam all of the beauty and historical spots.

All of the drivers will give you a great tour with historic insight.

King Street is the shopping mecca.

King Street will take you back toward the water and the Battery.

Many restaurants can be found on King and on the streets around King.

The drivers often turn toward their passengers to inform newcomers to the history of Charleston.

There will always be walkers, runners, or cyclists around the Battery.

Here is Battery Park and Rainbow Row.

You can see that Charleston has things you can do.

You'll run into food or drink everywhere you go.

When it's warm, there are always children playing in this fountain.

Beautiful churches are everywhere.

There are pretty horses, carriages, and pretty girls on bicycles.

There are several bicycle racing teams in and around Charleston as well as a general touring and advocacy club, the Coastal Cyclists.

Many of these pictures you see are taken on different days but I never got tired of Charleston.

Occasionally you might witness an empty pedicab race if business is slow. Don't tell anyone!

Charleston has parks. This one is at the corner of King and Meeting.

This is another day and I'm taking another shot or two of King Street.

Wander around and get just a little lost occasionally!

Pedicabs are driven by some pretty fit drivers.

Of course these "engines" are pretty fit too.

Charleston is a great place to do things and yet it has so many places to enjoy doing nothing.

If you haven't done it yet, you may as well come on and check Charleston out.

As for the "Charleston pics and others, most of the pictures on Micky Dee's hubs are taken by Micky Dee. You can play a game in trying to find out where Micky Dee has placed his name- Micky Dee. Sometimes it appears more than once. You'll often have to click and enlarge the photos though. Thanks!

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      Amanda 

      3 years ago

      That's a slick answer to a chnagenlilg question

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      Umang 

      3 years ago

      Thank you Paris! You captured the mtnmeos perfectly. Can't believe he's gotten so big, and this will be a great way to look back and see his Kindergarten time!

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      Leen 

      3 years ago

      Hi thanks for leianvg your comments. While we strive to get as much local produce in our stores as possible, some markets still have not had farmers come forward or respond to our inquiries to be vendors. We hope that with each growing season we can take steps to improve our local selection more and more!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      God bless you brother Tony. If you get over this way- I'll give you the deluxe tour. God bless my brother Tony!

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      Tony McGregor 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      I really enjoyed this virtual tour, my brother! Such a beautiful place. Thanks for the wonderful photos.

      Love and peace

      Tony

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      Hi Bel. This area is SO beautiful. I can see it all so clearly just thinking about the times I've had there. God bless you my Dear!

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      Bel Marshall 

      7 years ago from Michigan

      I am a huge Pat Conroy fan. He so often writes of Charleston and the surrounding areas. I saw a bit of SC but mostly NC. It's wonderful to see photos of the places he has written about. I can see now why they are written with such a deep love.

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      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      Thank you Dear Peggy. Sometimes pic are hijacked for wrong ends so I put my name on a lot of them. God bless!

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Came back for another visit. I also began having fun trying to find your signature on various things from building to pedicabs to curbs, etc. You must have fun deciding where to put your signature. Haha! Great photos!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thanks again Coolmon! I'd better go check out your hubs. I know you have something pretty over there!

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      Coolmon2009 

      8 years ago from Texas, USA

      Seems like a nice place to visit, thanks for sharing these pictures :)

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Oh Frogyfish, you are so cool. Thank you. You can use that image anytime. Ummm, the frog image. Thanks

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      frogyfish 

      8 years ago from Central United States of America

      What a lovely trip around that wonderful place - special perhaps because my high school love lived there after military service. So now I know what he saw...

      ummm, 'scuse me. I just meant to say I really enjoyed your hub!

      Oh yes, I loved that startling frog statue too!!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Well RT- I'm just sad that I wasn't there with my camera. Charleston could be even more "tantalizing". Are you sure you were having sex? Are you sure you know the difference between sex and mild love shows? Do you charge admission? Do you have pictures as proof or do I really take this as you're teasing me? You know- I once had sex in the "Oval Office" and on top of the Lincoln Memorial- right on top of Lincoln's head actually. I couldn't get anyone to take pictures though. Then there was the time I had sex on the back of Robert E. Lee's horse in Virginia. I never will forget sex on the Marine Corps Iwo Jima Monument at Parris Island. Then there was....

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      RT 

      8 years ago

      great pics, my husband and i had alot of outdoor sex where alot of your photos were shot when on vacation. We are exhibitionists my nature, the people seemed to accept us for our mild love shows. Love charleston

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you Chris Eddy. You're very appreciated. I'll be over your way soon. Thank you!

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      Chris Eddy111 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Beautiful pics Micky. Oh yeah, I had such fun too looking for your name.

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Hi Peggy. Don't go just yet. I'll have more on Chucktown soon. Thank you!

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      Peggy Woods 

      8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Spent 3 days in Savannah many years ago and now see what I have to look forward to if visiting Charleston. Thank you!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      I'm glad you came by 2uesday. Charleston is such a photographic place. I like your garden. Thanks

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      2uesday 

      8 years ago

      Hi micky -great photos - the architecture is very attractive and interesting I liked how you put the hub together so that it felt as if we were being taken on a guided tour. Thanks.

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Come on over! Thank you Maita.

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      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      lovely,all of it-- Can I go visit there now, TC< Maita

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Your picture hints to say that you are Miss-Chevious.

      And indeed, Ghost Whisper, you're as cool as ice.

      But you're another friendly ghost, not devious.

      Your picture doesn't conceal, you're very real, and NICE!

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      The IGNITER vs Corrupted Governments 

      8 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

      Mickydee town 323 miles on a sign? The first one you got me...I will admit that! But you can't fool no ghost! hehehe I may have bad dancing but I certainly have okay eyes! lol The photographs are great and atleast nobody will steal them from you, if they do and don't notice mickydee, boy oh boy do they got some issues!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Fastfreta, I am so glad you stopped by and appreciated this hub. It's also nice to see that you've found Mickydeeston as well. As I've said, many of my pictures are taken while I'm riding. Some are "point and shoot". Some are "hold the camera over may shoulder and shoot". Thanks very much for stopping by.

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you Ghost Whisper. Yes, you've found Waldo. You took the time to "check" them out. I'm doing, at least, a 3 part (most likely 4 part) series of hubs on Chucktown. You even got the cruise ship. Thanks

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      Alfreta Sailor 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      What a beautiful town Charleston is. I see that you own most of it, LOL! Your photography skills are superb. Looking forward to more.

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      The IGNITER vs Corrupted Governments 

      8 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

      Great pics of Charleston--been there and it is beautiful. I was looking at all the pictures and I was like, oh, cute he took a picture of the business because it had his name on it...then another..then another...? I was like whaaaa? I have been in Charleston and I never remembered all these places called Mickydee's! Then I saw 2 restaurants called Mickydee's and I cracked up. Hahahahaha!

      I figured it out after seeing the statue..and this was fun because every photo I began to look for Mickydee. (kind a like where's waldo but better!)

      I love the cruise ship with Mickydee on it...perfect!

      Thanks for a great hub pictures--I have to get back to Mickydeeston....I mean Charleson. hehehe ;)

      Loved the snowfall pic!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you Tim-Tim. I hope you can stay warm. Be safe!

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      Priscilla Chan 

      8 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Wow!I love the pictures! You are such a photographer:) My favorite is the one with the snow. I can tell that Charleston has its charm and it is so unique. Thanks, Michael, for sharing the beauty of it!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you Pmccray for checking out Chucktown. It's a great place to live, very expensive downtown, and hard for a commute though. Pretty good cycling once you know the ropes. Thanks.

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you Brynda. I often use the "environment" that is in the picture to post my signature. Check the directional signs in the first picture. Sometimes it's a sign or license plate, window, etc. I love you too. Thanks for checking out the hubs.

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      pmccray 

      8 years ago from Utah

      What a beautiful colorful city. It seems to be teeming with life. Great pictures thanks for sharing.

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      Brynda 

      8 years ago

      Enjoyed these so much I could feel the warm air and sunshine, especially since we have snow here! I like that you sign your photos. Did you ever see how the 16th century artist Albrect Durer would sign his paintings? He put his initials in a hanging plaque that often hung from a tree limb. Thank you, love you!

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thanks Tantrum for stopping by. I'll check out the slightly larger pic later. Be safe.

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Wow- that must some treat being in Belfast. I hope you all have a safe and pleasant day and outing. Is there a pub in your future? Be safe!

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      tantrum 

      8 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

      What a beautiful place !! thanks for sharing ! :)

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      poetlorraine 

      8 years ago

      what a treat wonderful thankyou. I am in Belfast and a big gang of family and friends have joined us. I am sitting not so patiently waiting for some action, i think we are going outm but have to wait for the others to give some a lift in our car. Your pics were just what i needed to stop me boiling over. You are a good photographer, great hubber, thanks so much. Always appreciate your comments, on my hubs keep pedalling.

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