There are lots of changes going on in Charleston at the moment. Urban development is taking place at an alarming rate. I for one am not such a fan of so much development.
I always loved passing by this singular building standing alone & proud on upper
Today the older building is dwarfed & wedged in on all sides by the construction of an enormous hotel complex.
I am of course glad that the building remains in place at least, much like the children's story
Another beautiful example of an older Charlestonian commercial building is just a few blocks away.
For years, I have loved it & it's old painted sign announcing
"Leon's Mens & Boys Wear".
But now it has undergone a change & a modern renovation turning it into yet another upscale eatery in Charleston.
I personally hate to see modern additions tacked onto these stunning & stately old buildings.
But I guess this is the price of progress & certainly I am thankful that the beauty of the old patina has been valued & preserved.
It will be interesting to see just what changes will have taken place over the summer, when I return to Charleston in September.