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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

Mid-March on the Biltmore Estate

The panoramic image at the top of this blog was made from the Library Terrace of Biltmore House, showing Mount Pisgah to the southwest, and the wall of mountains that stretches all the way to The Great Smokies and to Tennessee beyond. 194 more words

The Media Room, The Men’s Room, and The Coat Hanger

I feel like I’ve been away for days. Oh, wait, I have been away for days. We left home last Sunday, and here it is now, the following Monday. 489 more words


Book Review: Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty

“You’re fierce of heart, and sharp of claw, and fast and beautiful.”

Serafina lives secretly with her pa in the basement of the Biltmore estate. She lives by one rule – never let anyone catch sight of her. 516 more words

Emmy Clarke

John Singer Sargent and the Vanderbilts

It seems that everywhere I go, I bump into John Singer Sargent.

During my travels this summer, by way of a fortunate upgrade, I checked into the… 1,037 more words

Art History

Fourth of July: My Trip to Asheville, NC

Hi guys,

I hope y’all had a great food-filled holiday! Fourth of July is the prime opportunity for my family to get together so we always try to make the best out of it. 479 more words