Friday, April 12, 2013
I said Asheville, Not Nashville, Pt. 2
When I knew I was going to Asheville for a conference, I was most excited about getting to see the George Vanderbilt estate, The Biltmore. It definitely, did not disappoint!
Obviously, from this panorama shot that I took, the sheer size of the property will bowl you over.
Having lived in southern california for the last 14 years, I often forget that there still exists undeveloped land where trees and wildlife are still in abundance. Even harder to believe that this is all part of a private estate.
Drawing in a bit closer, I also enjoyed all of the architectural details that were in abundance:
I only had two disappointments, with the first being that I couldn't take photos inside. Oh how painful that was!
The other was that I was probably about a week or two premature to being able to see the property in full springtime bloom. Going through the Conservatory on the grounds helped alleviate that particular issue.
I could only begin to imagine owning such an estate; I just felt fortunate that the family has taken such good care of it and opened it up to the public. What a national treasure!
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