|Mountains at the end of every view|
Yesterday I checked out West Asheville. Well, I checked out one street of West Asheville, but it was a really good street.
|This old theatre is now a current theatre, but with music instead of movies|
|Oh yes it does|
|This little restaurant is set in a triangle patch of land|
Once a house? Gas station? I have no idea,
but it's pretty adorable as buildings go.
On a corner with a parking lot and a little pocket park, between the bakery and the organic market and deli, there is a little garden area planted on what seems to be a public piece of land. The growing season has about run its course, but there are some trees and vegetables and berries planted that hopefully will make it through the winter.
It was a good reminder that public planting doesn't need to be a big thing, it just needs to be a thing.
|I don't know what this is, I just liked it|
|Park the car in the shade, dear|
After Bill was done with his errands, we were heading back to the house but made this detour along the way. What a great detour! The Grove Place Inn is older than the Biltmore mansion and more than equally grand in its way (considering it's an Inn, not a Home). Next time it would be fun to stop at the old part of the inn for drinks. Where we did stop was pretty awesome.
|This is not Grove Place Inn, but it is a pretty cool condominium building|
|THIS is Grove Place Inn|
|It's pretty impossible to capture the amazement in this building|
but hopefully you'll get a taste of it
You can read more about it here.And here too.
It's worth the read if you like historical stories.
|One of the cottages|
|This is now an amazing art galley, but once other craftsmen and woman worked here|
|Flutes are still made here. Right now.|
|There was a lot of weaving going on in this part of the museum|
|This could be made and worn today without missing a fashion beat|
|This is an o l d globe. Try to find Miami!|
|Pony up, wool factory owners!|
|10 and 11 cents a yard, the high wages barely made it out of the teens.|
|There was one building filled with antique cars but alas, my battery died! |
So I went to the phone for the rest.
|The first thing that caught me|
|Each 'block' row in this stool is flexible, strung on heavy cord.|
It was very surprisingly comfortable
|Because we all need a little whimsy. See below.|
|I don't wear dresses often, but I'd wear this one. While flying above this bed.|
Thank you, Bill and Jo! Thank you, Asheville, for living up to the hype. I'll be back for more.
Have a tantalizing Thursday. Do something tracking thankfulness.