On another purely frigid day, we went to the Biltmore.  I was taken with it, much more than I expected to be.  I’m the one that said, “That’s it? It’s kinda crappy…” when I saw the Cinderella Castle at Disney World.
But as a devotee of Frederick Law Olmstead and historic architecture, I found a great deal to be enjoyed, inside and out.  And, I’ll have to go back when it’s not so bitterly cold.

The approach

Vaulted entrance

Inside the greenhouse

The head gardener’s name was Chauncey (his name inspired the character in Being There)

Note Vanderbilt’s initials on the copper pieces

The clock.  For the STABLE. 

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