"Pretty architectural details" Top 5 Page for this destination Biltmore Estate Tip by matcrazy1

Biltmore Estate, Asheville: 77 reviews and 216 photos

  SCULPTURE OF A KID, WESTERN VERANDAH OF THE HOUSE
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  • SCULPTURE OF A KID, WESTERN VERANDAH OF THE HOUSE - Asheville
      SCULPTURE OF A KID, WESTERN VERANDAH OF THE HOUSE
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  • A GIRL OR A BOY? THAT IS THE QUESTION :-) - Asheville
      A GIRL OR A BOY? THAT IS THE QUESTION :-)
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  • FISH FOUNTAIN, BILTMORE ESTATE, ASHEVILLE - Asheville
      FISH FOUNTAIN, BILTMORE ESTATE, ASHEVILLE
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  • FISH FOUNTAIN, THE BILTMORE ESTATE, ASHEVILLE - Asheville
      FISH FOUNTAIN, THE BILTMORE ESTATE, ASHEVILLE
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  • TOP CROSS, THE BILTMORE HOUSE, ASHEVILLE - Asheville
      TOP CROSS, THE BILTMORE HOUSE, ASHEVILLE
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I always look for some smaller in size but beautiful architectural details which make the look of monumental and large structures more human and friendly. Look at my pictures to see what I have found in and around the Biltmore House:

Picture 1-2:
This
white marble statue of a natural size kid is put on a thin and tall column-like post in the western verandah of the Biltmore House. Is it a girl or a boy? Well, look at picture 2 and try to guess :-)

Picture 3-4:
I called it
the Fish Fountain. It's located on the way from the Biltmore House to the Gardens, close to ponds.

Picture 5:
This
cross-like decorative detail embolishes numerous triangle toppings of the Biltmore House. I don't know whether this mysterious architectural motif has any proper name. Do you know?


Address: Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC 28803
Directions: The Biltmore House is in the middle of the Biltmore Estate (map here). Details in my last transportation tip here
othercontact: +1 (828) 225-1600
Phone: +1 (800) 624-1575
Website: http://www.biltmore.com/explore/house/virtualtour.shtml

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 21, 2007
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