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Day 4 (July 25th)

The only thing on the schedule for today is to tour the Biltmore estate. Railfans will have to wait until tomorrow for railroad pictures.

This is the Biltmore main house. Photography is not allowed inside the house so all of the following pictures were taken outside. Some of them as we sneaked the shots while we walked out on a balcony during the self guided tour. We were very fortunate to have a good friend who lives in Asheville act as our tour guide. (Photo - Mike Colyar.)

This shows the house and the start of the gardens on the left. The gardens flow down the hill where the greenhouses are. (Photo - Mike Colyar.)

There is much artwork inside Biltmore. Much of it is rare and very valuable. One can find interesting figures from the past on the outside as well. Gargoyles protect the house from many different vantage points. (Photo - Nancy Colyar.)

If gargoyles are enough to protect you, how about your own set of knights? The knights were a theme that showed up several places inside the house as well. (Photo - Nancy Colyar.)

"V" for vanity? The Vanderbilt "V" can be found in different locations around the house as well. (Photo - Nancy Colyar.)

The Conservatory and the lower part of the gardens with the start of the greenhouses. (Photo - Nancy Colyar.)

Finally, a sample of some of the wonderful plant life around the estate. The grounds are very beautiful. (Photo - Nancy Colyar.)

 

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