Hey guys! After getting up early Sunday to get my morning newspaper, I decided to drive around town and take some pictures for the blog. I haven’t posted that many Charleston pictures since moving here, so I wanted to do a post on the sights of West Ashley just to show you guys what it looks like over here. I hope you guys enjoy them!
Charleston 9 Memorial
The first place I went for pictures was the Charleston 9 Memorial. It’s a local memorial in honor of 9 firefighters who died in 2007 in a Sofa Super Store furniture store fire. The memorial opened a few weeks ago with a big dedication. It’s in a nice little park off a main road here in town and does a great job of honoring those who passed away.
My next stop was the Avondale area of West Ashley, where I took pictures of the murals. Aren’t they awesome?
The Coburg Cow
The Coburg Cow deserves his own section! He’s a local landmark, and people use him for directions (think “About 4 blocks from the cow”). According to my friend Damien, who’s lived here all his life except for college at FMU, the Coburg dairy was bought out by another dairy, but residents protested to keep the sign. Of course, there’s also a sign on the cow that says not to climb or ride on him, and he is decorated for holidays such as Independence Day.