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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Asheville - More than The Biltmore


We love Asheville.

A lot of people visit Asheville to see The Biltmore Estate, and I agree - it's pretty awesome.

But Asheville has lots more.


There's some really beautiful architecture with architectural details that neither Donald nor I can resist shooting.









There's a lot of street art, and there's a street art walk map with all the pieces well marked, which makes for a fun way to explore the city.














Asheville is a foodie city (which is awfully nice). 




It's a city that attracts creative souls - musicians, artists, writers . . . 








It's a great place for shopping




And it's very doggie friendly.














 

















































There are some very cool bookstores, including Malaprop's









And the Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar 































The Grove Arcade is a fun place to shop, eat and wander.  It's a wonderful example of what can be done for saving architectural gems that too many cities will just knock down in order to put up another ugly big box store, or parking lot (cue Joni Mitchell here)













  













Another spot Donald and I always visit is Ball Photo.

What photographer is not going to love seeing and playing with some wonderful old cameras that you're just not going to see these days?

















And did I mention that Asheville is very doggie friendly?

That's important to Annabelle, of course.
























2 comments:

Charlotte said...

Enjoyed your visit with great pictures.
Wonderful town to visit.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Loved my virtual visit to Asheville! I was there a couple of weekends ago with my daughter, but we were in a tremendous hurry (lacrosse tournament to get to) and didn't have a chance to do anything but eat at Laughing Seed (which was very good). Hoping to return in August and have a more leisurely visit. Annabelle looks as if she had fun!