Charleston, SC is a place that I have loved since I was little. The food, the people and of course, the ocean. This past summer, I had the opportunity to go back there with my family for vacation before coming back to Norman for summer school. While I was there, I fell in love again with everything I laid my eyes.
There was one place in particular that stood out to me as the image of Charleston. It is Rainbow Row. Rainbow Row is, you guessed it, a row of houses. But unlike most houses, they are painted in all different shades of the rainbow. Usually your neighbors might scoff at you and give you dirty looks if you decided to paint your house bright pink. But here, the brighter the color, the better.
Coming from Chicago where people won’t even give you the time of day let alone look at you, I am not used to the friendliness – even if it is fake. Charleston was a place where strangers smile and say hello and everyone seems to be happy. This row of houses would look happy even on the gloomiest days. That is why I think they embody the personality of Charleston.