Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Wakefield and Newport Mansions

Thursday morning was foggy and humid - looked like it was going to rain - so we decided to go back to Newport and visit a few mansions.

On our way to Newport, we stopped for a short visit to Wakefield.










The bridge to Newport
The Breakers -home of Cornelius Vanderbilt (built in 1893). Was not allowed to take any photos inside and was very foggy outside!!






The Elms - home of Mr. Edward Julius Berwind (built in 1901). The gardens were so beautiful!


Look at the size of this tree!!







While we were driving around in Newport, we were asked by cops to pull over... and were surprised by this:




It was for an exhibit at The Elms about coaching.
















15 comments:

Jena Photography said...

LOVE #5

Sharon said...

Cool shots! Love the gardens!

Lauren said...

Wow, what beautiful scenery. That huge tree is just gorgeous, as are the old mansions. Can you imagine living in one of them?!?

Beth said...

Wow, incredible tree! And wow, the fog looks like San Francisco:)

Gypsy Girl(Brenda) said...

OMG that has got to be the biggest tree ever. Its not everyday you get pulled over for a coach.

tracie said...

Gorgeous Celine, and I love your pp'ing. That tree in incredible!

Marcy said...

I really like the water shot and the cool greenery. The mansions are delicious! Oh to be a kid growing up on a place like that.

Suzy said...

What beautiful shots! I love the reflections and the pp'ing in these! The fog ones are awesome to!

Diana said...

oh man these photos are beautiful
esp the ones with the fog and the huge trees

Jason said...

Very cool! I really like that shot of the light post and fog!

pat said...

Celine, how lucky you were that it was foggy when you were at The Breakers. The atmosphere (no pun intended) that it lent to the photos is wonderful! The carriage of people in vintage costume driving through the fog looks like ghost materializing...very evocative. Great shots!!!

Bobbi said...

I so love all your shots, I just feel like I am seeing everyting with you. That tree is huge!

Margaret said...

These are fabulous. Love the great variety you captured. Your reflections shots are gorgeous!

Angela2932 said...

WOW!!!!!! And those last shots are awesome! I love the facial expressions you caught in the "coach-riders"! Great reflections in the water, and the fog shots are incredible. You see so much in your adventures!!!!! I have to take one adventure and streched it out, as much as possible, or you'd get Grand Forks flatness shots! And all of that is ONE tree?????

Stephanie said...

Great captures! That tree looks huge! I love the carriage of people!