Monday, June 17, 2013

Italy in Charleston

Drayton Hall, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved

Built in the symmetrical style of Italian architect Andrea Palladio, Drayton Hall is an 18th century plantation house preserved in its original form and open for public tours. Especially notable is its large projecting portico, a classic Palladian feature. It served both as protection from the sun and as a place to openly view the grounds.

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