The Biltmore

Erin and Beatrix and I went to Asheville this past weekend. We picked up my coworker, Rob, on the way and met another coworker, Jim, there.

I didn't get a lot of photos during the trip but I made sure I got some Saturday at The Biltmore. I had never been before and I truly enjoyed the whole experience.

They don't allow photography inside. I'm sure it would slow down an already super-slow tour through the house. Flashes probably aren't very good for the tapestries and upholstry, either. Regardless, I got some decent photos outside the house.

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As cool as the house looks from the front – that one above is from when we we're waiting in line to go in – the views off the back porch (I guess that's what it's called?) are spectacular, especially with the leaves turning...

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Rob took one of us. Beatrix refused to be photographed.

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The Biltmore is a great experience. It's one of those things that you really have to see first-hand to appreciate. Next time, though, I think we will come during a less busy time of year and perhaps without a bored kid... Either way we will definitely be back.

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