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.
|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. |