Pics from 'The Gilded Age'....Newport Mansions
DH and I so enjoyed our trip to Newport, Rhode Island last month and I wanted to share with you all photos of the Mansions. If you ever have the opportunity to visit, they will take your breath away! Several of these grand mansions are open for tours and it is fascinating to see how the aristocrats lived. These homes were called "summer cottages" and were only lived in for about 6-8 weeks during the summer season. They do not let you take inside photos, but here are some shots of the mansions & grounds. We are going back in December to visit the mansions when they are decked out for the Holidays.
I hope you enjoy the 'tour'.
THE BREAKERS, SUMMER HOME OF CORNELIUS VANDERBILT II
ONE OF THE GATES TO THE BREAKERS (that tiny 'speck' in front of the gate is my hubby, to show how large this gate is!)
THE ELMS, SUMMER HOME OF MR. AND MRS. EDWARD J. BERWIND
SUNKEN GARDEN AT THE ELMS
THE FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE ELMS
THE ELMS CARRIAGE HOUSE
ROUGH POINT, HOME OF DORIS DUKE
MARBLE HOUSE, SUMMER HOME OF MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM K. VANDERBILT
ROSECLIFF, SUMMER HOME OF THERESA FAIR OELRICHS
CLIFF WALK, A 3 1/2 MILE OCEANFRONT TRAIL FROM WHICH YOU CAN VIEW THE MANSIONS AND ENJOY THE OCEAN
WILD BEACH RUGOSAS