Sept. 2004 - Newport, Rhode Island

The Breakers - a Vanderbilt Newport, Rhode Island mansion, Ken Papai photo, 9/15/2004 The Marble House - also Vanderbilt Newport, Rhode Island mansion, Ken Papai photo, 9/15/2004
The Breakers (left) - built in 1895 for the Vanderbilts
It's about 120,000 square feet
Marble House (right) - built in 1890 for William K. Vanderbilt
Photos date: Sept. 15, 2004


We visited The Breakers, Marble House, and the Stables for the Breakers mansion.
the Cliff Walk - Newport, Rhode Island mansions, Ken Papai photo, 9/15/2004 Cliff Walk 2 - Newport, Rhode Island mansions, Ken Papai photo, 9/15/2004 Cliff Walk 3 - Newport mansions, Ken Papai photo, 9/15/2004
The Cliff Walk -- a shoreline walk, on the peripherary of the mansions, is fairly easy going giving you spectacular views in every direction


The Breakers - a Vanderbilt Newport, Rhode Island mansion, Ken Papai photo, 9/15/2004The Breakers - getting ready to go in and take a tour. Personal photography is not allowed inside.

The Breakers - a Vanderbilt Newport, Rhode Island mansion, Ken Papai photo, 9/15/2004The Breakers - yet another view from the inside towards the Atlantic.

The Breakers - a, 1895 Newport mansion, Ken Papai photo, 9/15/2004The Breakers - (left image) side view as we walked the lawn outside this cottage.

The Breakers - a Vanderbilt Newport, Rhode Island mansion, Ken Papai photo, 9/15/2004The Breakers - (right image) some of the incredible detail on the New York limestone exterior.

The Breakers from the back, an 1895 Newport mansion, Ken Papai photo, 9/15/2004 Breakers from the back - Cindy took this picture of me with a wide-angle lens so you can see the scale of this property.

The Breakers art ceiling detail, an 1895 Newport mansion, Ken Papai photo, 9/15/2004 Breakers art detail - no detail is too fine for this magnificent house.

The Breakers mansion from Cliff Walk, Ken Papai photo, 9/15/2004 Breakers from the Cliff Walk. What a wonderful setting!


Marble House, an 1890 Newport mansion, Ken Papai photo, 9/15/2004 Marble House entrance. House was used only 6-10 weeks per year in the summer as a cottage, if you can imagine that.

Marble House, an 1890 Newport mansion, Ken Papai photo, 9/15/2004 Marble House from its backyard.

Cindy's Secret Passage to the Cliff Walk - Newport mansions, Ken Papai photo, 9/15/2004
The Path
to riches?
Cliff Walk shoreline - Newport mansions, Ken Papai photo, 9/15/2004 Cliff Walk coast - Newport mansions, Ken Papai photo, 9/15/2004
More from the The Cliff Walk -- shoreline views to the Atlantic.

Astors' Mansion, an 1851 Newport mansion, Ken Papai photo, 9/15/2004

Astors' Beechwood Mansion from Bellevue Ave. as we walked on by. Built in 1851 and renovated by Caroline Astor in 1882.

The Astors' Mansion home page, "Where American Society Began".


newport2004.html webpage updated Sept. 21, 2004.

External links:
NewportMansions.org by The Preservation Society of Newport County, RI.
Rhode Island is just 1045 square miles and one million people, while consisting of just five counties: Providence, Kent, Washington, Newport, and Bristol. In contrast California has several counties much larger than Rhode Island.
Salve Regina University is adjacent to all these emmense mansions (and likely inherited some of them based on the college's architecture) on the cliff. Basic tuition at Salve is $11K/semester plus $4500/semester for room & board (cheaper than Yale or Brown).

All photos (c) Copyright 2004 by Ken Papai

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