So, being an architecture student I find myself appreciating architecture more and more - as well as appreciating it more than most people I know. On the RUF retreat we stayed in this wonderful plantation house and this panorama was taken from the front porch showing the front entry condition. The columns are covered with solid wood panels 30' tall. I repeat, they are covered on all 4 sides with solid pieces of wood! Now thats one large piece of wood. Imagine the tree they had to get that from. No one currently lives in the main house so they just rent it out to visitors while the grounds of the plantation are run as a farm, but if I was given a choice I would certainly not mind living here.