By whatever name you may call them, Charleston is a city of porches....
.....or piazzas, which is in fact the preferred term here in Charleston.
Wether grand or humble, it seems every home here in Charleston has a porch.
In my walks around the city I like to see what people have on their porches.
You see a lot of colorful bikes parked on porches.
Because, these piazzas or porches offer real out door living space, they are often furnished like another room of the house.
One thing is certain they all provide a comfortable place to relax.
Some have curtains, lamps, & candelabras, as well as furnishings for outdoor seating & dinning.
While for others, a simple rocking chair is all that is needed.
The one that brings back fond childhood memories for me, is the old fashion porch swing.
I did not grow up in Charleston with its elegant piazzas & stately verandas, but I did grow up in the South, where sitting peacefully on a porch to enjoy the afternoon breeze was a treasured way of life.
You never know what you will find on a Charleston piazza, perhaps some freshly washed laundry for example, but what is undeniable is that the life of the porch lives on here in Charleston.
If you are interested in knowing more about the piazzas of Charleston here are a few links: 1, 2, 3 & 4
Enjoy your weekend everyone!