• NORTH CAROLINA • Biltmore Estate - The Lady on the Hill

April 18, 2012

  Along with working on several projects this week, I have also been going through all the downloaded photos. You know trying to get rid of duplicates, blurry or just down right scary horrible ones!

Anyways, back a few weeks ago while digging around in one of my junk drawers I came across a memory stick. I had no idea what was one it. That is the bad thing about memory sticks, they are rather small, easy to misplace and rather hard to label.  Well, guess what photos I found? Now first let me say, my other lap top went PPFFFFFFT back over a year ago. I was so upset because I thought I had lost these and many other photos. BUT I found them, I never erased the memory stick they were on!!! YIIIPPPEEE!!



EXCUSE ME WHILE I VEER OFF COURSE FOR A MOMENT!

I am not sure whether many of you know this, but I have an obsession passion for the Biltmore House. It all started back when I first laid eyes on her at the age of 11. That Grand Lady just took my breath away and I was hooked. For 16 years my parents lived a short 45 minute drive from her. Every time we were stationed close enough to visit my parents I would try to get my fix. The funny thing is DH had never experienced her grandeur and beauty close-up, that is until 2005. I decided that when he came home from Iraq that it was time for him to go.

Once he was home my mother and I set a date for our mini vacay to happen. We would stay at my parents house. They would stay with our then teenagers, make sure they didn't kill each other and take care of our grandson. Let me just say the day we left I was so excited I was about to jump out of my skin!! Yeah, I know I am weird! HA! We get there and settled in, then I tell him that the next day I am going to introduce him to 'The Lady on the Hill'.

The day is here. When we arrive at the ticket office I hand DH the camera, I wanted to see her through his eyes. Well, lets just say when she was in view his breath was actually taken away!

(no picture taking is allowed inside)

This is what he took and I thought I had lost. (WARNING PHOTO HEAVY BUT NOT ALL PHOTOS ARE POSTED)


The Gate House
The views are spectacular in all directions. It was overcast when we went but when the sky is clear
and the sun is out, you swear you can see forever!








The detail on her renders you speechless.







Look at that Wisteria, just starting to bloom.

I LOVE gargoyles!

They have the most beautiful gardens.





These are just a few of the photos. Notice mainly what he focused on was all the detail? She is simply breathtaking. If you ever get the chance stop by and see her. Hope you enjoyed this short walk down memory lane.

     
   
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