Monday, March 14, 2011

The Gate Temple

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. 

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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. 

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6 comments:

texwisgirl said...

Those are gorgeous photos! The first one is just so intriguing...

Judy said...

Thanks for the view from inside the gate, as well as the shot of the gate itself!!

John S. Mead said...

wonderful view of a stately mansion...I visited it last summer with my family on our visit to the coast of SC...... sadly it was 100 degrees that day and 1800's mansions are not known for their air conditioning ;)

Thanks for a nice memory!

Carol Mattingly said...

Fantastic composition Steve. From one oval entryway to the next. I love the part of the U. S. Carol

Roy said...

Your weekend "Pad" I presume Steve.{:)

Chris said...

Beautiful pictures Steve. We do not have this kind of building over here ;-)

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