Charleston, South Carolina is one of the most beautiful cities in America..
It's lush vegetation, rich history, distinctive architecture, cool waterways and breezy waterfronts, grand homes and inviting, intimate atmosphere make it an absolute charmer every season of the year.
Southern hospitality abounds in this cozy corner of the low country and as many times as we've visited Charleston we keep returning again and again finding there's always something new to discover.
And yes, we are reassured as well that what's worthy of preservation is always lovingly preserved here. So, Charleston's leaders and its wonderfully civic-minded citizens have blended the old and the new into a visual delight that draws visitors from around the world.
Enjoy these photos -- and visit Charleston soon. Whether it's your first time here or your 20th, we guarantee you'll be back!
All photos copyright 2012 by Dan Cirucci.