Lounging on the State House grounds
The central location of the State House grounds makes it a great place for locals to lounge on their lunch breaks during the work week and on the weekends. The grounds are overwhelmingly pleasant, with benches and trees, monuments and flowers all around. This lady was enjoying a pleasant day by reading a book on the lawn on Senate Street side of the State House.
Good. Healthy. Cheap. w/vegetarian options if you're into that
Pails of beer. PBR by the can.
Live music on the patio on Thursday nights.
and, oh yeah, cool t-shirts. PBR, Spinach Queso, Chicken Burrito Deluxe HOT with Guac
State House grounds
There are 23 monuments on the State House grounds. I highlighted the Confederate monument, the Palmetto Regiment, the J. Marion Sims monument and that of Strom Thurmond, but there are also bronze stars to mark where the State house was hit by Sherman's artillery shells, a gun from the Battleship Maine, the Confederate Women's Monument, the J.F. Byrnes Monument, that of Governor Benjamin Ryan Tillman, and that of many more famous South Carolinians. Besides the monuments, the State House grounds are a nice place to sit, read and have lunch on a nice warm, sunny day like the day I was there.
"The most Waffle Houses per capita...."
I visit Columbia now and then to visit clients and do a bit of marketing. I can't say I'm a huge fan of this town, but I keep trying to find the good. It's probably not fair for me to to make fun of Columbia, as my trips are usually rushed and I don't have much time to take everything in. In my defense, there is an awful lot to poke fun of here (seriously, I saw more Waffle Houses here than I could count)
On my most recent trip, I finally took a few pics and yes, I did find a few (a very few) cool things here.
Being in the bible belt, Columbia has churches galore. Some drab, some incredible. The church pictured here was huge. I didn't have time to get a great pic, but this one is kind of funky.
very cool and artsy.