Sunday, July 18, 2010

"The Pond" in North Carolina

This is a photo looking down from the upper deck of R&A's home in the mountains. As I mentioned before, R&A had an extremely talented and creative architect/builder who designed and placed each stone by hand to construct this masterpiece. The wonderfully peaceful sound of falling waters puts you in mind of the Frank Lloyd Wright home inn Falling Waters, WI. Thank you, R, for sending this fantastic photo.
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Views from Chimney Rock, NC

Because of our busy schedule, it appears that I photographed little in the way of scenic wonders. Or, perhaps I was just enchanted with the beauty of the area. At Chimney Rock, taking the elevator up 26 floors and then walking up an additional flight of stairs to this fab sight was great. Walking down 27 floors on a combo of wooden steps and rocks was rough on the back of the legs. Walking around the hills of Ashville, the Biltmore Estate mansion (up and down stairs) and their beautiful gardens (up and down stairs), the Antler Village, their stables, and then their winery (the wine tasting softened the stairs), staying on the 3rd floor (no elevator) of our beautiful B&B Albermarle Mansion, and because we had LB's sister (it was her 80th BD celebration)use the MBR in the cabin, we used the 2nd floor...lots of walking. LB's nephew/spouse had just finished a beautiful waterfall and pond feature in their mountainside home. It is not only a beautiful creative masterpiece, but the sound effects are wonderful.

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Interior of "Little Log Cabin"

First, a view of the kitchen;
second a view of the adjacent DR; third a view of the LR

Didn't take photos of the bdrms and baths, but it was all delightful and tastefully decorated.
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Little Log Cabin in the NC Mountains

This is the front entrance to our little log cabin in the NC mountains. It was a 2-story 3 bdrm 3-1/2 bath. Now THIS is my preferred style of roughing it. What a beautiful area and it was definitely cooler than AZ. More photos of interior coming.
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