Monday, July 12, 2010

Nice Summer Cottage!



My mom and I just got back from an awesome girl's weekend in Newport...our favorite activity was touring Marble House, one of the gorgeous mansions on Bellevue Avenue. This "summer cottage" originally belonged to William and Alva Vanderbilt. It is truly stunning. If you ever get the chance to see it, don't miss it! The history of Newport is fascinating, and the love affairs, divorces and angsty family relationships in all of these upper crust families are better than a romance novel!

Here's a photo of the Chinese Tea House, perched just above Cliff Walk...so cool!

Happy Summer Travels,
Penelope


6 comments:

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

Thanks for sharing the photos Penelope! Wow the Marble House is beautiful! So impressive and majestic! I love visiting palaces and mansions, it is always interesting to see how the people must live in one :-)

Blodeuedd said...

Yes of course, what a cute little summer cottage, I would barely have room for my luggage ;)..pretty my flat would fit in one bathroom

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Amazing! I'm glad you had fun. Just got home last night from a ranch in Montana. Love to travel!

Penelope said...

Hi Stella! All of the mansions in Newport are amazing, truly. It's a fascinating part of American history.

Penelope said...

Hi Blodeuedd...yeah, not exactly what I would call a "summer cottage"...hee hee hee! Everything was covered with gold, too!

Penelope said...

Hi Julia...hope your trip to Montana was wonderful!