The Holy City Charleston by Susanne Van Hulst

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Charleston is known as The Holy City due to the prominence of churches on the low-rise cityscape, particularly the numerous steeples which dot the city’s skyline, and for the fact that it was one of the few cities in the original thirteen colonies to provide religious tolerance, albeit restricted to non-Catholics.

Many Huguenots found their way to Charleston.

Charleston was also one of the first colonial cities to allow Jews to practice their faith without restriction. Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, founded in 1749, is the fourth oldest Jewish congregation in the continental United States.

Love photography and I made it to my profession – that was many moons ago. I’m still in love with it and I would choose it again.

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  • phil decocco
    phil decoccoabout 4 years ago

    terrific image and wonderful narrative, facts I did not know!

  • I’m happy you like it, Phil :) Thanks!

    – Susanne Van Hulst

  • Gordon Taylor
    Gordon Taylorabout 4 years ago

    I missed that red door. HeHe Excellent shot Susanne!

  • Thank you, Gordon ;)

    – Susanne Van Hulst

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