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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