Rosecliff

As promised, I am continuing my trip to Newport, Rhode Island with images from the grounds of Rosecliff Mansion. This is the mansion used in “The Great Gatsby” with Robert Redford.

To approach Rosecliff from the street, we crossed the expansive front lawn, decorated with urns of flowers, like these satyrs.

Satyrs with Flowers

Satyrs with Flowers

Somehow, the huge, blanched facade hides behind trees and flower pots.

Flower Pot on the Lawn

Flower Pot on the Lawn

When I finally reached the facade of the building, I felt like I had returned to France, and I was about to enter Fontainebleau or Versailles.

The Facade of Rosecliff

The Facade of Rosecliff

The next three will attest to how I felt about the garden near the entrance.

Neo-Classical Garden

Neo-Classical Garden

My wife got a little jealous, and she commented on how I was taking pictures of a semi-nude woman. I reminded her that the semi-nude woman was made of stone.

It's a Statue

It's a Statue

Then again, this ‘portrait’ is my favorite of the lot.

Portrait in White and Blue

Portrait in White and Blue

And, I’ll close here with a pair of fountains:

Fountain 1

Fountain 1

Fountain 2

Fountain 2

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