Back in Charleston, SC for Spoleto this year, first doing the The Garden Conservancy Charleston Open Day/Behind the Garden Gate. Paid big bucks for a ticket that allowed entry into nine of Charleston's "finest private gardens."
|Lewis Timothy Print Shop|
|Vine-covered building on King Street|
|William Elliott House|
|Anthemion (design of radiating petals) grill over the crawl space|
|Espaliered Camellia sasanquas|
|Part of formal parterre|
|Statue of Pan|
|John Fullerton House|
|Forest Pansy Redbud leaves?|
|William Gibbes House|
|Confederate jasmine arch|
|Pre-revolutionary rose garden|
|Wisteria arbor by the pool|
|Benjamin Phillips House|
|Confederate jasmine spirals up the porch posts|
|The owner and her interior decorator|
designed the acorn-decorated garden furniture
|Garden house made to look like a privy|
|Mrs. Whaley's Garden|
|William Stone House|
an unimproved 17th century "country lane"
off of East Bay Street
|Caspar Christian Schutt House|
|Quercus virginiana/Southern Live Oak|
|Confederate battle flag design?|
Sunday, May 25, 2014
This morning we went to Grace Church where Marsha sings in their professional choir. While waiting for the service to begin, I watched the bell ringers.
|Grace Church bell ringers|
We then attended an amazing performance called "A Simple Space" by an Australian acrobatic ensemble called Gravity & Other Myths. I had seen some of the mind-boggling feats done before by Chinese acrobats, but this group goes further!
Monday, May 26, 2014
Before heading home, we attended one more concert, the William Baker Festival Singers at Circular Congregational Church on Meeting Street. This concert featured songs of the Holocaust with the settings by Marsha's friend William Dreyfoos. For settings, he took separate music and lyrics and put them together in a choral arrangement. Very impressive.