Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Heart of Stone ventures into the heart of Alabama

plaque outside First White House of the Confederacy
Wed - April 16,2013

Drove from Madison to Montgomery , AL

So happy to be staying in the peaceful Lattice Inn, a b&b and homey it is. Welcomed personally by the owner with a cold drink and a snack.

Immediately went downtown & checked out the First White House of the Confederacy,

To wit: the home of Jefferson Davis.
A stately mansion which was preserved by Davis' widow. Then to the impressive Greek Revival gold domed State Capital with paintings of the Governors lining the hallways. I was curious to see Gov Wallace's painting in a prominent position in the rotunda since his history is etched in my upbringing . Then I walked to the riverfront. After a top dinner near the Inn I'm heading in for an early eve looking forward to tomorrow's screening and maybe fit in a tour of Scott & Zelda Fitsgeralds home first!

Took the Fitzgerald tour and am now primed for the up and coming film on The Gatsbys. It was a most informative tour. A spectacular "summer" day. On my way to sound check.

- Beth Kruvant

Fitzgerald House