Yes, I know....I'm a little slow in getting to these. My initial intention was to be finished weeks ago, but...not so much. There are a LOT of photos to get through.
So, this is a continuation of our first day "in" Charleston. In the morning we visited Middleton Place, and in the afternoon we visited DRAYTON HALL. It was one of my favorite places from the trip. What I love about this plantation is that it is preserved (not restored) from the date the Trust received it from the Drayton Family in 1974. Yes, of course there were updates up until 1974 to make it liveable, but it hasn't been changed since then. There was never a modern kitchen installed, nor central heating, electricity, or running water. We did go on a house tour with a guide, and I found it all fascinating!
We drove onto the grounds and I almost immediately slammed on the brakes so I could photograph this guy greeting us. He was pretty non-plussed about it all.
I borrowed Jen's fish-eye for this shot:
I took a ton of details shots, but I won't bore you with them all. However, isn't the woodwork incredible?