Occasionally, I come down pretty hard on South Carolina and the city of Columbia in particular. In an effort to present a balanced perspective, today’s post is all about some of the terrific things there are to see and do here.
This summer I had the pleasure of taking a course that was tantamount to a walking tour of Columbia. Our small group visited various areas around town and spoke to people in the know about the culture and history of South Carolina’s capital city. My classmate Iman made a video highlighting the places we visited. This was Iman’s first attempt at putting together a film like this with no formal training – no easy feat. It also wasn’t easy doing a walking tour in Columbia’s 90 degree/98 percent humidity summer heat.
I’m going on the record here to say that there are some darn interesting aspects about Columbia, only some of which are highlighted in the film. Let me know if you learn something new, have questions, or are inclined to visit some of the places in the film. I’m sure Iman will be happy to escort you.