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Sunday Stroll in Downtown Augusta

After eating lunch we went on a little walk down Broad Street. It’s a shame people don’t utilize the median parks in front of the Imperial and Miller Theater but I’m hoping the revitalization of the area will result in an influx of people hanging out there. Augusta is still holding on to Christmas but I’m ready to embrace the new year.

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The Biltmore Estate

We had planned a trip to the Biltmore for the Spring so I could finally see the gardens. I've previously only been during Christmas time. Unfortunately, we opted not to stand outside in the pouring rain so we just have an excuse to visit yet again! We did get to see lots of beautiful blooms throughout the house, though! There were grand arrangements on every table and mantle. Our trip to the Biltmore didn't turn out exactly as planned but I'm glad that Alex was finally able to visit just the same!

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I see a mansard roof through the trees...

Yesterday we held a press conference for work at the Zachariah Daniel House, 448 Greene Street. Recently purchased by a preservation-minded buyer, the home will be transformed into income-producing apartments int he near future. Exterior work has begun, but the interior work picture here began years ago by a home-owner who was in over their head. The Daniel house is a textbook example of the Second Empire style of architecture. Built around 1875, it was the home of a prominent Augusta grocer. Anyone who passes by is sure to fall in love with its mansard roof, quoins, bracketed eaves, and central tower. I'm looking forward to seeing this beauty transform.

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It's Christmastime in the City

Christmas Day was a dream. Waking up to sketch in bed, stumbling across an Obey Giant mural on the way to brunch at Eleven City Diner, discovering Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate at Millennium Park, and ice skating in front of the bean left us feeling more grateful than ever for each other and the ability to travel together.

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Shedd + Magnificent Mile

On our second day in Chicago we went to Intelligentsia in the Monadnock Building before taking the bus to the Shedd Aquarium. Alex was a marine bio major so fishes are on the top of his list. We got to see a really neat show at the aquarium with trained dolphins and beluga whales. They even had live Christmas music for the holiday season!

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