When I Was 69

When I Was 69
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Sunday, March 8, 2015

The Blue Ridge

Mr. Vandervilt (who built the Biltmore Estate) definitely had some good architects and landscape planners...including Olmstead who also did Central park in NY.

 On the south side of the Biltmore mansion,a great view could be had from the vine covered patio, of his property which stretched for miles, all the way to Mount Pisgah.  I'm going to show you the distant views first, then maybe we can figure out which one is Pisgah, which has a tower on top of it.

I'm thinking the high one on the left side is probably it.  So let's do some cropping of the original photos and see what we get.

It's a bit cloudy and we had rain by 5 pm, but this was the best that I was able to capture.


  1. Great shots of the winter mountains. We were surprised when we moved to Milwaukee to find that Olmstead also had designed Lake Park, not far from our new home.

    1. I didn't know that. I think I'd like to read his biography some time.

  2. I love all your Biltmore pictures -- the crow is wonderful -- but then I have a soft spot for crows. And Woolworth Walk reminds me it's been years since I visited. I love seeing all the stuff but have a tendency to suddenly feel overcome by a feeling of Too Muchness.


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