Renaissance Charleston Hotel Historic District
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My very favorite place in Charleston is Drayton Hall. There are many reasons it is my favorite, but the main one is the fact that this is a place of preservation, not restoration. Drayton Hall is the oldest unrestored plantation home in America and has survived the Revolutionary War, Civil War, earthquakes and hurricanes. It has survived modern progress and is just a joy to visit. I recommend arriving early so your house ...
... are hard to photograph though. And, we saw several alligators sunning themselves. Yippee.
Went to a Mall for lunch. A brand new mall, with beautiful shops and hardly any other people there. Very odd, but I was able to buy a nice blouse on special. It has been hard getting used to the taxes added on everything. We keep forgetting the advertised price is not the final price at the till. Don't get me ...
... cooked in the Scamp we headed downtown. We brought Gordon with us to sleep in the car because we were not 100% comfortable leaving alone in the parking lot. We parked on King St, one of the two main downtown streets. One end was lined with upscale clothing stores and art galleries while the opposite end was inhabited by a myriad of restaurants and bars that all shared one thing in common, they were empty. It was Saturday night and there was ...
... exist. One store we browsed had framed photos of local sights and landscapes painted on slate tiles and original bricks. As we headed toward Meeting street we came across the beautiful The Mills House Hotel. The hotel has a picturesque courtyard with a central fountain. This was a wonderful spot for us to stay and have a southern inspired brunch of crab cakes eggs benedict and a Bahamas breakfast plate of eggs, pancakes, bacon and fruit. ...
... midst the forest of trees ,to the magnificent home. ….
We inquired later in the afternoon as we were leaving, and by 2 oclock ,there had been 3,000 visitors so far for the day. At $59 per head - YOU DO THE MATH!!!!! This is one huge business. This 118 year old property is doing well, employing 1800 staff and creating a huge employment base for the Asheville community.
The entrance hall has a Grand Staircase, with a 1700lb wrought ...
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