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My Newport Adventure

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Rosecliff, built in 1902

If you’re wondering why it’s been quiet here on A Scholarly Skater, it’s because I’ve been out of town. I just returned from Newport, Rhode Island, where I saw eight spectacular Gilded Age mansions in three days!

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So many mansions!

I’ve just downloaded all of my photos from the trip (425 in total), and I’m starting to write about my experiences. I’m going to be typing for a while, so enjoy a few photos in the meantime.

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The Breakers’ foyer from the balcony. This house is nuts!

Since I’m never content to work on only one project or subject at a time, I’m also reading several wonderful books about Gothic cathedrals and working on an awesome art appreciation project with some help from a friend. All of that will be coming up as well.

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A portrait of Lady Decies by Giovanni Boldoni. It’s on display at The Elms.
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The Stanford White-designed dining room at Kingscote, with Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass.
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