This building used to be primarily military-themed, with lots of old flags from the beginning of our nation, weapons and an amazing collection of tiny lead soldiers in historically correct battlefield dioramas. Now it is the Special Exhibits Building, and this is where the Rockwell exhibit was housed. No photography was allowed inside, but the exhibit was awesome! It was a treat to see how he created some of his most famous illustrations and next to the original, painted illustration itself.
This bee landed on Hannah and she wanted me to take a pic before she shooed it away.
This was another simply fabulous gate. The columns are made using stones and sand from Sandy Neck Beach, with solar powered LED lights in the lantern tops.
The subtle bambo windchimes were a stroke of brilliance by this young artist.
She painstakingly wrote beautiful prose on the left & right, front & back, sides of the gate. Because she was woodburning the letters, it took her twice as long. The artist was there and she told us that she had a mishap when she realized the gate was upside down and she had to sand it all off and start over again.
Another gate that kind of reminded me of pink flamingos for some reason!
No trip to Heritage is complete without a ride on the carousel. I was sooo stoked that Sue brought up our taking a spin on it, because I readily agreed!!
Shooting myself in the center mirror before the ride started.
My trusty steed. Giddy-up.
Of course I pick the one with as many colours as possible....
The most amazing Japanese maple I have ever seen.
Automobile museum in the Round Barn.
View of the Flume Fountain from the upper path.
This is also one of the gates
I hope you enjoyed this little tour of Heritage as much as I enjoyed shooting it!