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First Biltmore Interior Photos

Biltmore House has been open for public tours since 1931, and all of that time, photography inside the chateau has been strictly forbidden. Up until the past ten years, a flash was required in the dimly lit interior, and flashes were damaging to the priceless art and textiles, and annoying to the other guests. 173 more words

Biltmore Estate

The name Vanderbilt represents power, wealth, and prestige and that’s exactly what the Biltmore Estate exudes at every turn.  Touring the home is not only a step back in time, but also a peek into the wealthy lifestyle of the gilded age. 662 more words

Big House Up Close: The Biltmore Estate

First up in the “Big House, Up Close” series is The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.

This mammoth home and estate was built between 1889-1895, with later additions added as well, and with a history of both old school American glamour and environmental stewardship. 896 more words

Biltmore in May

A while back I wrote an essay about the tendency people have, when presented with a special situation or event, of recording the event rather than just witnessing or experiencing the event.   198 more words


Abstracts & Vignettes from Biltmore Estate II – 3 pics

Here is the next post in my Biltmore Estate series.  The black & white images include a Agfa APX 100 film emulation application as the last step in my workflow.   55 more words


Happy Mother's Day

Here’s to the mothers, step-moms and nurturers in our lives – thank you for all you do and Happy Mother’s Day!

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Azaleas and Orchids at Biltmore Gardens

With the beginning of May comes the most colorful time for the gardens at The Biltmore Estate. Azaleas are popping out everywhere, and the orchids inside the Conservatory are more varied that ever. 186 more words