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Arriving early in the morning at The Breakers (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
We got to the gate at 10:20, so not the first ones there. (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
An impressive driveway! (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Elaborate lampposts with Philips LED bulbs. (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
This is where the cars and carriages would drop passengers off. (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Statuary adorning the front entrance (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
A quick detour before entering the house... (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
A bit of the detail work on the outside. (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Grand entrance hall. I had not set up the 16mm fisheye properly, and it couldn't focus past 4 feet. (I brought a new to me 16mm f/2.8 Nikkor fisheye that requires a rear filter to be in place for it to be able to focus properly. Without the filter, it can't focus beyond 4 feet. I hadn't checked the image quality using this lens at long distances before taking it on this trip. Darn!  

The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Chandeliers in the great hall (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Another view of the chandeliers in the great hall. (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
The grand staircase in the great hall. (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Ben working with his Nikons (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Chandeliers in the great hall. (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Fresh roses adorning the dining table. (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Spectacular chandelier for the dining room. (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Details of the chandelier (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Chandelier set up for electric and candles (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Ornate woodwork on the walls of the dining room (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Grotto fountain under the grand staircase (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Grotto fountain tucked in underneath the grand staircase (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Billiard table in the game room. I got close to the table, so the fisheye could focus properly (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Fancy cue holder in the game room. (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Adjacent sitting area to use while waiting one's turn at the table. (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Beautiful goblet and decanter set. (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
On the far side of the great room, heading to the opposite wing. (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Details oaf the ceiling stained glass. (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Oaks, I recall something about these on the tour... (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Sitting nook with fireplace in the great hall opposite the grand staircase. (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
A comfy looking chair!  In focus with the fisheye since it is less than 3 feet away! (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
The owner of the house, Cornelius Vanterbilt, II. (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Cut glass chandelier in the music room, I believe (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Cut glass pendant details (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Elegant chair for listening to music in. (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
A proper grand piano! (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
There are moments when I wish I could play the piano! (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Quite a lot of adjustments available for this informative clock (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Up on the second floor, looking out into the great hall. (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Great hall chandelier. (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Toiletries and perfumes would have been ready in the bedroom. (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Four taps: hot and cold running fresh water and sea water. (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Nice sized tub! (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Candles and a fireplace, old school! (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
More places for perfumes! (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Lovely place to take care of business in the bedroom office. (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
I like the little cubbyholes for organizing things (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Nice spot for reading.  Needs a nice reading lamp, though! Quite a bit of poetry... (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Ben getting a picture of the guest room. Outstanding travelling trunk! (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Another view of the home office. Very organized! (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Lounging seat in the daughter's bedroom. (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
View out of the second floor balcony. Superwide has everything in focus when stopped down to f/16. (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Another lovely home office setup. (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Back to the main hall, the skylight over the grand staircase. (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Down to the kitchen, quite a place for big production (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Details of the pots and lids. (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Quite serious cookware (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Oven manufacturer's plate. (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
The butler's pantry, and the end of the tour. (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Some of the china behind glass. (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Cuppa?  I would like mine with milk and sugar, please! (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Ah, here's what the milk and sugar would be served in. (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
The breakfast tray! (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Simply decorated silver tureen (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Heading back to the car after our visit, about 1 hr 20 min. (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)
Same spot ,conventional wide angle lens. An impressive summer house! (The Breakers, Newport, RI, USA)

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