Friday, 24 October 2014

Our trip to the U.S.A (7)- Newport Mansions

After lunch with Marabeth, Andria and Marcia we moved on to visit a couple of the fantastic Newport Mansions.
It wasn't possible to visit all of them as there was no time and it would also cost us too much. So we simply made a choice after reading all the info here.
First we visited the Elms.


 Of course photography inside was not allowed. But it was lovely in there.
This we met when we came out of the house.


 And the walk in the gardens was as lovely too.










 And then we visited the Breakers, the Vanderbilt Mansion.


 We did the guided tour with the headphones too. It was very impressive.
As was the view.




 This fellow bid us good bye when we were leaving with a funny technique.  You can watch the video.

And these are the little souvenirs I bought at the lovely but expensive souvenir shop. A key ring with all the Mansions. Who knows maybe one day I will visit one of them again. A little box filled with quartz.
 And the book about the Mansions.
On the way back home we stopped at the town of Newport for a little while.....
(to be continued)
This blogpost is linked to Our Beautiful World.


8 comments:

Wendy Green said...

Wow, impressive mansions... Stunning architecture! What a wonderful trip this must have been. And lol, that seagull! Wishing you a beautiful day, hugs

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

those mansions are amazing. you had a fun trip, I am enjoying it with you. Hugs Lynda Ruth

Sarah in Stitches said...

The mansions look beautiful! Hopefully you'll get to visit the rest of them one day :D

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What an awesome tour, thanks for sharing with us at Our Beautiful World!

Ros Crawford said...

Terrific photos!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us at OBW!!

Robyn Oliver said...

A wonderful set of photos Ariadne, the gardens are so lovely at these old places. Thanks for sharing with Our Beautiful World, Robyn

Robyn Oliver said...

A wonderful set of photos Ariadne, the gardens are so lovely at these old places. Thanks for sharing with Our Beautiful World, Robyn

Manuela said...

wonderful photos from your trip, the tree looks amazing, thanks for sharing all them with us at "OBW"