“It was many and many a year ago, in a kingdom by the sea..." Edgar Allan Poe
08 July 2014
Charleston Piazza, Charleston, S.C.
We do them best! Among the other definitions for the word piazza, wikepedia lists this one:
In the United States, in the early 19th century, a piazza by further extension became a fanciful name for a colonnaded porch. Piazza was used by some, especially in the Boston area, to refer to a verandah or front porch of a house or apartment.
The Welcoming Piazza: Walk throughout the Charleston peninsula, and you’re sure to see
that iconic side piazza. This open-air porch often runs the length of a
home and has multiple doorways leading indoors. Originally designed to
beat the South Carolina heat by capturing the cool cross breezes from
the water, piazzas are now integral parts of the city’s lifestyle.