Friday, November 20, 2009
The Breakers, Newport, RI
Ellie and I dashed off to Newport to drive around the manses, beautiful relics of the gilded age. There are SO many mansions in Newport along the bluff it is like a planned community, but with gianormous, one-off mansion. You can tour them like wineries. We went to one of the most glorious, The Breakers, which was the Vanderbilt's wee summer getaway.
It is so ornate and fabu one can just imagine the dresses and parties and upstairs/downstairs of it all. The headset tour does an excellent job of evoking this gilded age for the camera-toting jeans and t-shirt pedestrians who amble through the place today.
Front lawn looks out to the ocean. Perfect for parties.