Logo Asheville, NC (Grove Park Inn) & Surroundings
2011 Celtic Adventure
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Copyright (2011)


GPI_rear
The GPI is a bit of a splurge, but hey, it's only once a year!




GPI_room
We like to stay in the original section of the inn.
Lot's of character, and a ghost to boot!   (the Pink Lady...)





Great_Hall_bar
After driving the entire way up in the pouring rain, we were ready to hit the Great Hall bar!




Highland_Fling_Trio
The Highland Fling Trio were playing in the Great Hall.




Fireplace
One of the huge stone fireplaces; needing some more firewood!




Hunt_Family
The Hunt Family played Friday night.

Click here for our other photos of The Hunt Family's performance.   [on Flickr]





Showtime_break
Break between sets...




Fireplace_rockers
Rockers in front of the fireplace in the Great Hall.




Palm_Court
Outside our room in the Palm Court




Window_view
Looking out our window Saturday morning;
still overcast but the sun was breaking through.





Grovewood
After breakfast, we headed next door to Grovewood.




Grovewood_sculpture
Sculpture near the Grovewood Cafe




Elk_sculpture
Elk sculpture




Art_sculpture
More Grovewood art




Gallery_entrance
Grovewood Gallery entrance




Grovewood_gallery
Grovewood Gallery




Stained_glass
Stained glass




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Grovewood Gallery




Light_shades
Colorful light shades for sale




Leaf_sphere
Big Leaf Sphere




Sculpture
More Grovewood garden sculpture.




Grovewood_bench
Bench in the gardens.




Plant_sculpture
Big plant sculpture




Sculpture
Abstract garden sculpture




Antique_car_museum
Antique Car Museum




Auto_Museum
Just part of the auto collection; all are in running condition.




Green_auto
The cars in the museum were collected by a former Asheville auto dealer




1957_cadillac
1957 Cadillac El Dorado




Old_Fords
Old Fords




Blue_Ford
Another nice Ford




Edsel
Edsel side panel




AFD_Truck
Old Asheville Fire Dept. truck




Fire_mascot
Mascot in antique fire engine




City_Hall
Asheville's Art Deco City Hall. What a cool building!




City_Hall_roof
Art Deco roof of City Hall.




Courthouse
Neo-classical Buncombe County Courthouse next door.
Asheville has lots of neat architecture that wasn't torn down, as in many cities.





Pack_Square_group
Sitting with friends in Pack Square




Packs_Tavern
Packs Tavern, with an excellent selection of beers on tap.




Vance_Monument
The Vance Monument in Pack Square, built 1896.




Jackson_Bldg_reflection
Neo-gothic Jackson Building reflected on the walls of I.M. Pei's Biltmore Building.




Pack_Square
Another view of the Vance Monument and Pack Square.




pigsturkeys
Pigs and turkeys...




Roof_dummy
This dummy was in a chair on a building roof near Pack Square.




Bushmills_Guinness
Later Saturday afternoon we attended a reception discussing Scots-Irish heritage.
Free buffet and an open bar serving Bushmills & Guinness!





EJ-Steve
EJ Jones and Steve Agan piping in Gaelic Storm to start the Saturday night show.




Gaelic_Storm
The highlight of the weekend (as in previous years) was Gaelic Storm!

Click here for our other photos of Gaelic Storm's performance.   [on Flickr]





Asheville_view
View from our window of Pack Square area in Asheville.
The City Hall and Courthouse are on the left, as well as the "reflection" buildings in the center.





GPI_from_below
Final view of GPI as we headed home...



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