Brookgreen Gardens and Atalaya

These were some of the properties owned by Archer Huntington and his wife, famed sculptress Anna Hyatt Huntington. Brookgreen is the world-renowned sculpture and horticultural gardens, and Atalaya was the winter residence of the couple.

A view along one side of Atalaya

A view along one side of Atalaya

The tower in the center of the courtyard once held water, pumped by gravity throughout the house

The tower in the center of the courtyard once held water, pumped by gravity throughout the house

Curved entrance to the sunroom

Curved entrance to the sunroom

Arches inside the house show Moorish influence

Arches inside the house show Moorish influence

Hall of doors - those on the left lead to storage rooms and those on the right to the servants' rooms

Hall of doors – those on the left lead to storage rooms and those on the right to the servants’ rooms

Nature overpowers human building - vines growing up a brick wall

Nature overpowers human building – vines growing up a brick wall

View down the courtyard

View down the courtyard

Sculpture of Archer and Anna

Sculpture of Archer and Anna

Archway leading to a sculpture and fountain

Archway leading to a sculpture and fountain

A view across several of the large sculptures and gardens

A view across several of the large sculptures and gardens

A mockingbird lit on the sculpture just as I approached

A mockingbird lit on the sculpture just as I approached

Signs of Fall

Signs of Fall

The water lilies were blooming

The water lilies were blooming

Grow where you're planted

Grow where you’re planted

Live oaks festooned with Spanish moss

Live oaks festooned with Spanish moss

There are several old entrances to the rice fields

There are several old entrances to the rice fields

Colorful Fall plantings

Colorful Fall plantings

The base of one of the many fountains

The base of one of the many fountains

And another view of the lilies

And another view of the lilies 

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