Andrew Pinckney Inn

Charleston, South Carolina

Wandering the streets of historic Charleston, South Carolina, is a special treat for someone who loves history and architecture. As you see all of the quaint houses and streets, you feel like you have been transported to a different time. For a photographer, the feeling is that you have gone to an architectural Disney World. There are no tall and overly modern buildings, but rather the differing architectural styles that were built over the span of almost 350 years since it's founding.

As I was on one of my numerous walks around the city, I came upon the Andrew Pinckney Inn and was attracted to its bold color. Built in 1840, it was originally used as a cotton warehouse. When it opened as an inn, it was named after a freed slave that was originally owned by Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, a prominent plantation owner and and one of the signers of the United States Constitution.