Spring has sprung here in South Carolina. And, there's no better excuse than company for a road trip. MTM decided to take his friend Miguel Roldan on a jaunt around the eastern part of the state on Saturday. I am grateful they let me tag along on their Man Trip.
Posts from the ‘Architecture’ Category
If MTM has a male soul mate, it is Miguel Roldan. MTM met Miguel when he lived in Barcelona. They taught architecture together. They debated design together. They brainstormed. They laughed.
MTM even learned to appreciate coffee (in espresso form) from Miguel.
The Rotary Group Study Exchange team from Peru did a lot of walking on Tuesday. MTM hosted them on his Mayor's Institute Walking Tour, a study of the historical layers of Charleston's landscape as it developed from a scattered settlement to a British colony to an American city.
Charleston's Magnolia Cemetery is one of those hidden places. In a bad neighborhood......well, we now LIVE in that neighborhood, but MTM calls it a 'cemetery ghetto' because several other cemeteries flank it. A stone's throw from the old Charleston landfill. Flanked by dilapidated industrial buildings and a housing project that is so bad it is perpetually blocked off by the Charleston police.
At Lori O'Leary's request, I am continuing my Charleston series this week with another day at the office for MTM. For newer readers, MTM is an employee of the City of Charleston, the Director of the Charleston Civic Design Center. His office focuses on large urban planning projects in peninsular Charleston.