Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Dreams of Medieval Splendor Influenced the Vanderbilts

Biltmore Main Entrance Closeup
Biltmore Main Entrance Closeup, originally uploaded by mharrsch.
George Vanderbilt, a medieval history enthusiast, decorated the Biltmore Estate with medieval symbols of power and royalty. The dining room was designed like a medieval banquet hall with massive furniture and walls draped with huge medieval tapestries. Unfortunately, photos are not allowed inside the mansion.

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