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Pics from 'The Gilded Age'....Newport Mansions

Posted by celestialrose zone 4/NH (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 19, 06 at 21:44

Hi everybody,
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'.

Celeste

THE BREAKERS, SUMMER HOME OF CORNELIUS VANDERBILT II
1893

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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!)
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THE ELMS, SUMMER HOME OF MR. AND MRS. EDWARD J. BERWIND
1901

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SUNKEN GARDEN AT THE ELMS

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THE FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE ELMS

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THE ELMS CARRIAGE HOUSE

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ROUGH POINT, HOME OF DORIS DUKE

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OCHRE COURT

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MARBLE HOUSE, SUMMER HOME OF MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM K. VANDERBILT
1888
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ROSECLIFF, SUMMER HOME OF THERESA FAIR OELRICHS
1898

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CLIFF WALK, A 3 1/2 MILE OCEANFRONT TRAIL FROM WHICH YOU CAN VIEW THE MANSIONS AND ENJOY THE OCEAN

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WILD BEACH RUGOSAS

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RE: Pics from 'The Gilded Age'....Newport Mansions

These pictures are amazing---We stopped in Newport once on our way to somewhere else------It is an amazing place. Doesn't it just tickle you that they call these places Summer Cottages----

Can you imagine the cost of upkeep ---!!!!

Florence


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RE: Pics from 'The Gilded Age'....Newport Mansions

Magnificent homes ashame most of the great mansions of 5ht Avenue are gone although Doris Dukes House soled about a year ago,


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RE: Pics from 'The Gilded Age'....Newport Mansions

The homes are really something but I like the water and the rose! Celeste, you always have wonderful photos.

Carla


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RE: Pics from 'The Gilded Age'....Newport Mansions

Wow!! What great pictures! I can't even imagine trying to handle the upkeep on a house like those. The gardens are flawless (but too much grass :-) )
Thanks for posting these!
Kathy


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