Newport RI Bellevue Ave Mansions----very fun day activity---make sure you do NOT miss the breakers mansion, and I personally think the marble mansion was the 2nd best.  there's lots to choose from and all beautiful, but nothing comes close to the breakers.  amazing history also.

Newport RI Bellevue Ave Mansions----very fun day activity---make sure you do NOT miss the breakers mansion, and I personally think the marble mansion was the 2nd best. there's lots to choose from and all beautiful, but nothing comes close to the breakers. amazing history also.

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A view from the Breakers Mansion in Newport, RI. How lucky am I to have grown up and still live here?

A view from the Breakers Mansion in Newport, RI. How lucky am I to have grown up and still live here?

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Marble House, one of the Newport Mansions...boy those Vanderbilt's really knew how to live it up...

Marble House, one of the Newport Mansions...boy those Vanderbilt's really knew how to live it up...

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The Breakers - Newport, RI - a Vanderbilt "summer cottage" ... toured twice in May, 2013. Because as this image of the 'entry hall' reveals ... one visit not enough to take in all the grandeur!

The Breakers - Newport, RI - a Vanderbilt "summer cottage" ... toured twice in May, 2013. Because as this image of the 'entry hall' reveals ... one visit not enough to take in all the grandeur!

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Breakers side view,The Breakers was built as the Newport summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, a member of the wealthy United States Vanderbilt family. It is built in an Italian Renaissance style. Designed by renowned architect Richard Morris Hunt and with interior decoration by Jules Allard and Sons and Ogden Codman, Jr., the 70-room mansion encompasses 138,300 square feet of space on five floors. The home was constructed between 1893 and 1895

Breakers side view,The Breakers was built as the Newport summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, a member of the wealthy United States Vanderbilt family. It is built in an Italian Renaissance style. Designed by renowned architect Richard Morris Hunt and with interior decoration by Jules Allard and Sons and Ogden Codman, Jr., the 70-room mansion encompasses 138,300 square feet of space on five floors. The home was constructed between 1893 and 1895

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