Saturday, July 27, 2013

533. Paradise

533. Paradise
Definition: (n) a place or state of bliss, felicity, or delight
Location Placed: Vanderbilt Mansion, Hyde Park, New York
Date Placed: 7/19/13 at 11:28am

 My next stop during the day was the Vanderbilt Mansion. It was owned by one of the 8 Vanderbilt children, Frederick Vanderbilt. It is the smallest of the 43 Vanderbilt Homes, which include Biltmore in North Carolina, The Breakers and Marble House in Rhode Island, and  several homes that were in New York City. That said, at 54 rooms, "small" is a relative term. The decoration was over the top gorgeous with lots of lovely pieces that didn't all belong to Frederick. He left his fortune not to his Vanderbilt family, but to his niece on his wife's side and his servants. Talk about generous!

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