This entrance to the Joseph Manigault House was built in 1803. It is reminiscent of the Classical "temples" that were all the rage in English and French gardens at that time. This is a unique structure in Charleston, South Carolina. I couldn't resist photographing this seductive group of forms that just begged to be captured.
The above photo is the main subject of the post. As we were curious when we found this structure, you too may wonder what lies within. Once entered, the viewer is treated to a wonderful antebellum mansion with a formal lawn.