Posts tagged architecture
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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Charleston on Film

I can't believe it's been a whole month since my sister and I had a staycation / girl's weekend in Charleston. I shot some film while I was down there and I just got them back over the weekend. I'm so glad that I forced my sister to hold my cameras while I switched back and forth between digital and analog. I was able to capture some great shots of the College of Charleston campus that I'll cherish forever. It will probably be quite some time before we make another trip to the coast. We've got a few other trips in mind and need to save our pennies to get out and explore some new places. 

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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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Scenes from Downtown Asheville, NC

It’s been over a year since my last trip to Asheville. We originally planned to go to an apple orchard but decided against it since the weather was still threatening rain. After grabbing a bit of lunch we decided to just walk around downtown for a bit. Since our trip was so short we mostly looked around outside but we did make time to stop in the Grove Arcade and the Mast General Store. Downtown Asheville was so busy yesterday!

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Fox Theater Atlanta

While we were in Atlanta we had the chance to walk around the fabulous Fox Theatre. I had no idea it was so gorgeous. The building was heavily influenced by Islamic, Moorish, and Egyptian architecture. We didn’t realize that they actually give tours of this inside so that will be on our to-do list for the next time we visit Atlanta if we aren’t able to go to a show there beforehand. It was sweltering hot outside but I’d say it was worth it to walk to check this site out.

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Carn Liath

A broch is a round, stone-walled tower structure distinctive to Scotland. They are Iron Age structures that date back to AD 300 and sometimes earlier. The broch still had a narrow entrance passage that had stairs down to a basement level. The structures were more than likely used for defense because they were found near other village structures. We climbed all around the structure soaking up the beautiful views from the hillside.

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Arthur's Seat + Rosslyn Chapel

I had decided before we even came to Edinburgh that I wanted to climb Arthur’s Seat and I was determined to finish and make it to the very top. Let me tell you, it was hard and we took the short, steep route. The views of the city, Fife, and the Firth of Forth were worth it. I felt so accomplished once I made it to the top. We were so giddy we practically skipped the whole way down.

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