No matter how often we visit the Biltmore Estate, we always find some details we had not noticed before. Even places normally hidden from sight contain amazing artwork.
This view of a top-floor wall is not visible from the front of the house,
yet the detailed artwork is just as carefully done.
Most of the statuary include animals with long tails.
This one, however, has a butt crack.
Another bit of proof that the artists had a sense of humor.
Amazing relief containing components from the Coat of Arms of both George Vanderbilt and his wife.
Animal figures are everywhere.
The bronze plaques in detail.
From the ground the details are hardly detectable.
We always stop in the garden, this time to see the mums.
The Christmas at Biltmore decorations are in place and the estate is in full swing for another round of tourists. We will select a day in mid-week to avoid a bit of the crowds. And while passholders were encouraged to visit before Thanksgiving, I say "no thanks." I refuse to relinquish a single day of Thanksgiving to rush the Christmas season. Time passes fast enough, thank you very much.