“Owing to the lowness of the ground on which it is built, Charleston presents a peculiarly picturesque appearance from the harbor. Its spires and public buildings seem to rise out of the sea, while the richness of the surrounding foliage gives the place a particularly engaging aspect. Its proximity to the ocean tends materially to the equalization of the climate.”
From the Encyclopedia Britannica 1905. Still holds true 107 years later.
“If a picture paints a thousand words, a virtual panoramic tour say’s it all.”