David Boatwright’s depiction of the future features a not-so-distant time when Charleston is an over-flooded “venice of the Southeast,” a busy megapolis with high speed trains and fan boat taxis. Any visible architecture not consumed by high waters is alarmingly overgrown. And yet, the people are happy. They’re dining al fresco on a patio dock, cleaning up marshes, and grilling out by the water.
Tourists, of course, are an ever-present fixture, just as natural as the relaxed, contented disposition of the future locals. According to David, “Charlestonians having a good time” is a constant we can count on.
Look here, and another theme comes into focus: that Charleston’s evolution shapes more than just the outward image of our city, but also the creative growth of its people.