(photograph taken in Madrid, Spain)
(photograph taken at el Palacio Royale in Madrid, Spain)
George Washington Vanderbilt constructed the opulent Biltmore Estate between 1889-1995 in Asheville, NC. At nearly 179,000 square feet of floor space, the expansive home boasts 250 rooms including a gym, indoor pool, and bowling alley. It remains the largest privately owned home in the United States, and is open to the public for tours.
Standing left to right: Edward Burnett, Richard Morris Hunt, George Washington Vanderbilt (original owner of the Biltmore Estate). Sitting left to right: Frederick Law Olmstead (landscape architect who also designed New York City's Central Park) and Richard Howland Hunt (architect). Details here.
(photographs taken at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC; historical photos are images displayed at the Biltmore Estate.)
"After the Mona Lisa 2" is part of the Permanent Collection at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. A little over 5,000 spools of thread by Coats & Clark hang from stainless steel rods to create the upturned image which appears right-side up when viewed through a small glass sphere about the size of a fist. Artist: Devorah Sperber (2005).
(photographs taken at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC)