In the last few years Charleston has become a magnet for thousands of escapees from the world's stridor and stress. And in a time when grace and charm are hard to come by, the city's spell is more powerful than ever. The August issue of Conde Nast Traveler takes a closer look at this spectacular gem of a city. Stunning photography by Hallie Burton. 1. Southern revival: Not only have Charleston's historic buildings been preserved, like this nineteenth-century home in Battery Park, but its run-down neighborhoods have been carefully resurrected.
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