Wednesday, April 20, 2011

On the Estate

On Wednesday we visited the Biltmore Estate. We'd been to the mansions in Newport before and had some expectations for the mansion proper. Those expectations were met though the Biltmore is a "warmer" building lacking the vast spans of marble that its northeast cousins have replacing marble with vast expanses of wood. Very nice touches

The real highlight of the day was the gardens. We lucked out and visited at a time when many of the favorite flowers were at their height. The Azaleas and the Tulips were spectacular. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you're having a good time in Asheville. It's a beautiful area and the Biltmore is an amazing place.

    It's fun reading a visitors view. Good stuff!