Chania over at RAZMATAZ has issued another intriguing photo challenge this week. The suggested theme is Architectural Design. Not to dismiss some of the finer architectural elements found in my town here, Orlando, but I am going to use some pictures from another town I visited. Mainly because I have a very sore neck this week and was not up to running about, which I prefer to do, and photographing local examples.
My dilemma is do I show pictures of the fabulous Art Deco architecture of the South Beach, Miami area or the more sedate, but no less fabulous Antebellum styles found in Charleston, SC?
I choose both because I love them both and they are on different ends of the design spectrum. And well, just because I also want to look at some of those pictures again.
So here we go. Charleston, SC (Historical District).
Can't you just picture the sweeping skirts on the ladies as they gathered on these porches? The porches did not only add architectural beauty to the homes but provided a cool place to sit and catch a breeze during the stifling summer months.
|Photo credits for Charleston belong to my friend Jane who shared this very fun trip with me.|
And now for something completely different in so many ways, including building design, in the lush tropical madness of South Beach, Miami, FL.