Yep, here we go again. Save the date on your calendar, here comes Art Basel Hong Kong right around the corner. Art Basel has a pretty good spread across the globe at this point, of course the annual in Basel Switzerland itself, the somewhat iconic although over rated Art Basel in Miami for all of […]
My last visit to Charleston, South Carolina was occasioned by a nephew’s wedding, which provided me with a close-up look at a part of Charleston that most visitors never see. That is, The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, which most Southerners consider the South’s “West Point.” A recent graduate, my nephew was married in The Citadel’s Summerall Chapel, which I would describe as an “Alamo” style building appropriate for the grounds of a military school. While a touch stark on the exterior, the chapel’s interior was incredibly beautiful, with among the most stunning stained glass windows I have seen in the U.S.
Naturally, a little exploration was in order after the ceremony, starting with a stroll around the 10-acre parade ground, fronted by many of the campus’s impressive primary buildings. My nephew’s former barracks was super cool, with covered walkways surrounding a red and white checkerboard muster quadrangle. The whole campus was old-style cool if one can consider military precision cool, and also incredibly clean and orderly, with not a blade of grass out of place. The reception was held at The Citadel Beach Club, my only sojourn that trip to the area’s beaches, but it showed me that The Citadel wasn’t all drill and discipline for my nephew.
The wedding itself was quite fun, although, this is not my place or purpose to discuss, rather the rest of the weekend in town.