Far down in one of the valleys below is a world we can never live in, one we can only visit.
Cheerful potted arrangements welcome you where they take your money, miles from the final destination.
An American Castle begun in 1889 and completed in 1895 with shipping and railroad money.
An illegal interior shot of one of the hundreds of classical friezes that covered the upper walls and formed much of the trim detail.
Busted. No photographs allowed. The Banquet Room with triple fireplace, 40 foot long oak dining table and Pipe Organ.
Things on the roof.
Front exterior courtyard. Behind the windows is the Winter Garden, a glass roofed room. It's ceiling detail was in a previous post.
Exterior detail. The banister was actually a narrow walkway and stair to clean the windows.
Welcome to the Gardens.
Side view of the American Castle from the South Terrace.
Gentleman in the arbor.
A really big tree in the Shrub Garden, possibly a Beech Tree. It looked to have some damage from the Easter freeze.
A nice Weeping Cedar
Looking out on the extensive beds in the walled Garden.
Eucomis comosa, the Pineapple Lily.
Grass, Alocasias and either Coleus or Perilla.
An unknown to me, so if anyone recognizes it speak up. I like its stature at six feet at least, structure and big leaves.
Ho hum, been there, done that. Wrong! This was done to the max, an over the top extravaganza of very healthy big tropical plants. Well Done!
Pink Flamingos feeding in the garden.
What's that you hear?
Time to head back to the real world.