Whenever I travel for work, I get asked this question on a regular basis. Why Charleston? They really don’t mean Charleston, they actually mean “Why West Virginia?”
In many peoples minds, we live in a backward area with no redeeming qualities. There is nothing to do, nothing to see and basically no reason anyone would choose to live here. That is their impression. That is the “picture” of Charleston and the surrounding area that they see.
When I think of Charleston, I see something quite different. Rather than try to explain it, I thought it would be easier to show it through pictures. Each of these pictures show something either in Charleston West Virginia, or within a reasonable drive of Charleston. It’s not a coincidence I have chosen, as background music, a song titled “Happy”
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