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I fell in love with the hanging baskets on the porch, so right after we landed in Baton Rouge airport, we went to a plant nursery nearby to buy some. I stuck a variety of plants and I can't wait for them to fill in. The top photo in the mosaic is a house in Charleston and the 2 bottom ones shows my copy of thier hanging baskets. Just like I said, the plants still need to grow to fill the baskets.
I thought this stone alley was very interesting.
The first house that we toured was Catfish Row. Actually, they did not even tour us inside the house but took us in the backyard with all the pretty fountains. Originally, it was called Cabbage Row. It was where the book titled "Catfish Row" by DuBose Heyward was based, a descendant of one of the signors of the US Declaration of Independence, Thomas Heyward, Jr. The name was changed to Catfish Row from Cabbage Row because of the book.
The tour was well organized. There were a lot of people touring but to make it less crowded in each house, we were allowed to choose where to go as long as it is in the list. Tour guides were assigned in every home. This white flag indicates that the house is open for touring.
This house was not included in the tour but I took a picture because I love how it looks. I like the gasolier in front of the gate and the triple lion head fountain in front of the house.
Most of the houses that we toured had a lovely garden too. Unfortunately, we really weren't allowed to take pictures inside the houses and gardens. I was able to sneak a few shots before I found out we weren't allowed. I thought at first that photography inside the house was the only one prohibited.
We don't have a lot of pictures together because we don't have a third person to take it and I do not like to disturb and stop other tourists to take it for us, but I found a broken stone post where I could lay the camera and set it on a timer.
This Verree House was purchased in 1754 by one of the signors of the US Declaration of Independence, Thomas Heyward. Too bad we weren't allowed to take a picture of the garden in the backyard but it was so beautiful.
If you are in the market for a historical home, this one's for sale I think for about 3 million dollars.
This is the residence of the Sanders. Mr. Sanders is the President of the College of Charleston and his wife Zoe wrote a cookbook and I bought one. Here she is signing it. Don't you just like how the antique car matches the house?
This is the oldest street of Charleston. How do you like that pink house? I do! I like the Italian cypress too.