This is the sentry that guards the door.
This is the view from one of the upper balconies. And, as Miss Elizabeth Bennett said, "I don't think I've ever seen a place so happily situated."
A view of the house from the water gardens.
If you notice, there are no photos of the inside of the house. Photography of any kind - even with a cell phone - is forbidden. And, those of you who know me probably expect that I found someone in charge and asked them why. Well, yes I did. One reason is that the flash photography would damage some of the artifacts (I already figured that one out, but there are ways around using your flash). Then the guy said something about not wanting anyone to case the joint. I must have given him a look when he said that because then he said, "And, we sell a book with photographs of every room for $12.50." I just kept looking at him, and he finally said "That's probably the real reason." So I have no photographs of the inside.
Hubby is golfing tomorrow, and I'm going back to Biltmore again. I'll probably wander the gardens and maybe go back inside the house. There is one area inside that I would really like to have a photo of. I would hate to end up on the NC most wanted list. Hope you are all having a good day and doing some stitching.