The grounds are spectacular:
The views out over the bay were fabulous:
This is the cannon that was fired everyday to signify that High Tea had began, there was also a color guard, complete with drums. High Tea...not really my cup of tea, sorry I had to say it!!
We spent a day exploring the beautiful city of Fairhope, Alabama and I fell in LOVE. I sooooo want to live there, maybe someday! It is full of antique shops (HEAVEN), loft style living over downtown shops, if you lived in the city proper one could actually get around on foot or least a bicycle. In case you don't know, south Alabama or L.A. (lower Alabama) as it is sometimes called, is flat, unlike where I live! We saw a number of people riding their bicycles around.
The parks were stunning, and they all looked out over the bay:
|(The city of Mobile skyline)|
Now turn around and take a look at this:
|(Yes that is a house at the top of the hill!)|
|(MB said I should have zoomed in to the left of the pavilion!)|
So that was facing the bay, here's what is behind you...
|(What a great entrance!)|
Most of the really BIG houses were too far down a driveway to get a picture. But we did pull over and get a picture of the gate to one of the homes. We couldn't see the house!!!
|(This is the backside and upper floor of shops that faced main street.)|
|(These condos were in the middle of down town.)|