Thursday, June 23, 2011

Old Buildings

Nate and I realized a long time ago that we share an interest in old buildings. Over the course of our relationship, we've enjoyed touring buildings such as Biltmore in Asheville, NC; Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub in London, England; and Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Quebec. Whenever we travel somewhere, my first thought on places to visit is typically some type of building or bridge.

There are two old buildings of interest in Corolla on the Outer Banks. One is the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, and the other is the historic Whalehead Club, a large period-restored house that was built as a hunting lodge during the roaring '20s. They're located about 500 yard from each other. We decided to visit these places during our recent vacation, but opted out of going into the buildings due to our loud, unruly, touchy feely, inquisitive and sometimes wobbly kids. Nothing scares me worse than a young kid on the top of a lighthouse on a windy day. It is entirely probable that motherhood gave me a fear of heights.

So we walked around the grounds. Beautiful weather, lovely views, and happy Slaviks. Can't beat that. Of course we took a lot of photos. Here are some of the best.

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