Monday, February 6, 2012

Beautiful Day To Walk In Beaufort

I want to do a different post today instead of decorating.  Since I live in the Low Country now, I wanted to share a small tour of Beaufort,SC.  The weather was so gorgeous  for the month of February-- yes 70 degrees,  that I decided to take my stroll thru the historic area.

Beaufort was founded in 1711 by the English and the second oldest city in South Carolina.  Beaufort is renowned for its southern charm, military presence (Parris Island), antebellum homes, art galleries, and beautiful coast-line.
While walking, I observed so many things including beautiful gardens in bloom at this time of year!   I observed Magnolia trees, lemon and orange trees, Tea Olive Trees, roses, Camellia and too many to mention.  Also observed English type gardens dotted with miniature Boxwoods, fountains and numerous wrought iron fencing and gates.  While turning the corner, I also noticed the daily tours via horse-drawn carriage along with a tour guide.

The homes are just magnificent with the southern charm along with rockers and wicker furniture on their porches and hanging flowers.  The ceilings of many of the homes porches  are painted a light blue referring to the color of the sky or to ward off bugs.

There is so much to do in Beaufort as the activities are endless.  Just to name a few, boating, fishing, jogging, running, and golfing.

Did you know that Beaufort is the setting for many movies?  Remember when Forest Gump was running on the bridge over the Mississippi River---  well the bridge is actually located near Beaufort on St. Helena Island (the sign (Mississippi River) from the movie  was left behind after the movie, and some tourists actually believed it was the Mississippi River). Other movies that were filmed in Beaufort include:  Prince Of Tides,   Big Chill and G.I. Jane.

I could write more and share so much more with you, however, I will follow up with part two of the tour at a later date.  Hope you enjoyed the tour!

Historic Beaufort
Beaufort Inn (restaurant and lodging)

Church

42 pirates were hung from the tree
                                     
Love the ivy, brick sidewalk and wrought iron gate


Waterfront Park


                                                    
                                              

Nick Nolte reportedly rented this house during filming of "Prince of Tides".










40 comments:

  1. Wow, everything is so green!!
    That is a very nice temperature for Winter...
    What a very interesting area.
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  2. So pretty.. I just love all those fabulous homes.
    Have a great week:)
    ~Cheryl

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  3. We happened upon Beaufort a few years ago and loved it; we hope to return for a longer visit one day. Thanks for the reminder of a wonderful Southern day!

    Jan

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  4. Beaufort is one of my favorite towns in the US. I've visited there several times and have many photos of the homes there. Enjoyed your post!

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  5. Wow! I totally LOVED the tour! Thanks for bringing us along! What fabulous photos. I am really quite jealous now!

    ~ Elle @ Barefoot and Beautiful

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  6. Beaufort looks like a beautiful place! It's nice to see green again. It'll be awhile before we see any here in NY.

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  7. What a beautiful place! Thanks for taking us along:)

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  8. What a pretty town! It was on our list of places to visit when we were down south a few years ago, but we were short on time. Thanks for your tour!

    XO,
    Jane

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  9. It's all so gorgeous. Love the moss hanging from the trees. I spent my weekend in the other Beaufort (NC) where it was 70 degrees...heavenly!!

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  10. What a beautiful place! Love the old homes! Great tour! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Thanks for the tour! Beaufort, SC is one place I've always wanted to go, but never have. My husband's aunt, her husband, and 3 children were living in Beaufort in '65. He was a pilot, and they were flying home for Kevin's mom and dad's wedding, and when almost to Wilmington, NC, encountered a big thunderstorm. They crashed and there were no survivors. But my mother-in-law talks of how quaint and beautiful Beaufort was and what a sweet little historical home her sister and family had there! She loved visiting her sister over the summers.

    Sorry for the long comment ...just brought back memories! Can't wait to see part 2 of your tour, and hopefully one day I will visit the little town!

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  12. It looks so lovely there! I am missing the spring green, and looking forward to the first flowers poking through here =)

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  13. oh wow! you should be a tour guide there the way you describe it! It looks just like here lol!

    Just magnificent photo's and I was actually wondering the other day believe it or not why you never showed any of the area there (eerie, I know)

    We came across the bridge one early evening and the beginning of the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen was right there in Beaufort. I told my husband to take the first exit so we could get out and take some photo's of the sky. We ended up at the Waterfront Park and it was very surreal to say the least. Beaufort really is very lovely!

    I never knew that about the Forrest Gump movie and my hubby is a Forrest Gump lover and trivia buff for the movie, so I will have to ask him if he knows this.

    Just LOVELY! Keep it coming!

    xo

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  14. I love the walkthru! Being from up north, the photos give me a great sense of the cute southern town. Thanks for sharing

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  15. I really enjoyed your photos of Beaufort. I don't know why I've never been there. We don't live terribly far away. Hmmm.. now I'm thinking a long weekend visit would be lovely. Thanks for the tour.
    Babs

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  16. I have not visited there before, but used to live on St. Simons Island, Ga. that had those wonderful moss filled oaks and old homes.

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  17. Thanks for the beautiful tour! I needed an escape today! Have a great weekend!
    -Shelley

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  18. Thanks for the tour. I live in a historical place so I really enjoyed it....Christine

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  19. Thanks for the lovely tour! What a beautiful city! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

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  20. Thank you for the wonderful tour popping over from Potpourri Friday and sending Hugs and happy weekend wishes. xo

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  21. I have always loved visiting Beaufort and we almost moved there several years ago. Thanks for sharing at the open House Party.
    Hugs, Sherry

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  22. Thank you for the tour.It is lovely there.I am now following you on Linky Follower. I would love it if you followed me back.I always enjoy meeting new Bloggers.

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  23. Just stopping by from the Linky Party Hop. I hope you will visit www.laughterandgrace.com and follow back.

    Thanks!!

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  24. Excited to find you via the Linky Blog Hop! I'm a new follower! Hope you can come visit mine: http://www.eccentricleopard.com/ - Tera

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  25. what a lovely town and great way to spend the day. Why don't you link your post to Seasonal Sundays?

    - The Tablescaper

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  26. Found you via the Linky hop and have become your newest Linky follower. Looking forward to reading your future posts. Hope you get a chance to visit and perhaps follow me back.

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  27. Very nice, our temps dropped the last couple of days, now having winter- yuk! We used to live in Spartanburg area. I'm a new Linky follower, found you at the blog hop. Would love for you to come visit and follow if you like. :)

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  28. what a fun walk that much have been..lots to see for sure!!
    I am your newest linky follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  29. What a beautiful town! Love all the trees with the moss hanging from them. I'm following thru LF now, also.

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  30. Stopping by from the Linky Follower Party Hop! http://queenofsavings.com

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  31. So glad I found your lovely blog. I'm following you with the new Linky tool, straight from the Linky blog hop. I look forward to getting to know you better, Lori

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  32. My brother in law and three nephews live in Beaufort and we visit alot. I love the waterfront area.

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