Friday, January 28, 2011

Charlestonian Green

After the Civil War, the federal government gave Charleston surplus black paint to assist in the reconstruction. The proud Charlestonians refused to use the paint as is, so they added a tinge of yellow to each gallon to create their own unique color, Charlestonian Green.

Here's a sample of that color:

At first glance, it looks black, but upon close inspection, you'll see some green peaking through.

However, Charlestonian Green isn't the only color in the city. If you travel along Rainbow Row, the pastel-colored homes resemble easter eggs.

I could spend days walking through this city. There's something interesting to look at around every corner.

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