These two photos are of some funky decoration along a waterfront wall.
We stopped in Charleston for a couple nights to break up the trip and went to the South Carolina Aquarium. We'd stopped here in March and once again we were very impressed with the staff and volunteers who are very engaging and randomly come out into the lobby area with various animals to show people. Andrew got some great photos of Pippin the barn owl and of a snake (can't remember its name).
We did a tour of their sea turtle hospital facilities which was also very good. There were only the two of us and, because of our interest, the volunteer guide spent way longer with us than most tours last. Very, very educational and much less tourist driven than the Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Florida.
|An aquarium resident giving me "the look."|
|A foggy morning on the bridge and a dolphin in the foreground,|
|Very large beautiful homes on the Charleston waterfront.|
|The Circular Church|
|Tis the fall season in Charleston.|
|Sankofa is a West African symbol depicting a bird looking over its back.|
It means "learning from the past in order to move forward."
|No more fog. The start of a colourful sunset.|
|The historic Stockade Inn in Schenectady. Had a very good supper in the restaurant here.|
We're not normally too excited by museums but the online reviews were quite good so, between that and Pat's recommendation, we decided to give it a try. And ended up spending over four hours there! The multi-media show that covered several thousand years of Montreal history in 30 minutes was excellent! The displays were interesting; the basement is an archeological dig; there was a pirate exhibit for kids; and a display on the history of the Beatles in Montreal, which included "John Lennon's famous Rolls-Royce, with its flowery paint job" on temporary loan from the Royal British Columbia Museum. My favourite quote was from John Lennon's Aunt Mimi: "The guitar is a fine hobby John, but you'll never make a living at it."
The museum also has a lovely restaurant overlooking the St. Lawrence River.
And humourously . . . the clerk at the ticket counter suggested the best route through the museum in order to avoid the multitude of school groups that were there! :-)
|View from the Belvedere of the Museum|