Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Saturday, April 16, 2022

A Walk through The Breakers


The Breakers - come in for a visit.

Enter the Great Hall first.

Look up and up!

The Grand Staircase - a favorite of children in the family who slid down on silver trays probably on the steps not the bannisters.

I had Dan pose so you could get a sense of the height of the place.

Enter the Breakfast Room

or the Billiard Room

A little conversation place I suppose.

Pass on to other rooms to sit and enjoy yourself.

Wait, here's someone working to keep the dust away.

The Library with Cornelius on the wall

and his desk?

Travel upstairs not by the grand staircase but a second one (there's also a third one for servants).

Immense bathrooms.  That large looking urinal is a sitz bath for long carriage or horseback rides.

Mirrors on every wall.

A peek out the window to see who's arriving.

One of the more than 40 plus bedrooms.

Here's the ocean from the Loggia.

Down the servant stairs to the kitchen set in a separate wing of the house to avoid the spread of fires.  The kitchen is several rooms.

This second room contains all the dishes (2 floors of them) and a silverware safe.

Here's where the food was plated and served.

Disclaimer: these photos don't do justice to the grandeur of this place.  You'll just have to see it to believe it.