Charleston, South Carolina is one of my favorite cites in the United States. So much so that I make a point of visiting at least once a year. Admittedly indulging in its world class food scene is my favorite thing to do in Charleston. Though Charleston is a relatively small city, as a foodie destination, it ranks right up there with the likes of New Orleans, New York, San Francisco, Austin, and Chicago.

In an effort to walk off the countless calories I consume when I am in town, I discovered a new passion – capturing Charleston’s charm on my smartphone. I love walking through the historic district snapping photos of churches, homes, flowers, windows, iron, or whatever catches my eye at that particular moment. On my hikes I could take one route today and the same route tomorrow and would collect an entirely different set of pictures. Even when I photograph something that I’ve photographed numerous times before there’s always some nuance that makes makes another click of the shutter totally worthwhile.

Here’s a collection of photos I captured with a Droid Turbo provided by Verizon Wireless on my most recent visit to Charleston.

Charleston-Churches

With over 400 places of worship, Charleston is known as the “Holy City.” Church steeples are prominent in Charleston’s skyline.

Chareston-Windows

Flower boxes throughout the historic district are always a great subject for a smartphone photograph.

Charleston-Iron

If you love iron gates and gardens, Charleston has plenty, just begging to be photographed.

Charleston-misc

Exploring Charleston on foot is the best way to bring back digital souvenirs – and to alleviate the guilt from over eating.

What things do you like to photograph when you’re on vacation?

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