Tag Archives: stairs

MV Obsession 2023-09-20 22:35:55

CWWC : Any type of Step or Stairs…

Stairs and steps of Martha’s Vineyard


Top Row: Newport RI – Middle Row: Museum of the American Revolution – Park – Bottom Row: Edison Museum, W Orange, NJ – Candy store stairs – NJ Park.

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Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge – Bend…

Bends in roads and stairs…

We used to have miniature dachshunds so I couldn’t resist this sculpture by folk artist Stephen Huneck…

Challenge Your Camera: #5 Steps ‘n Stairs…


Photo A Day Challenge: Spiral, Curve…




Photo A Day Challenge: Looking Down…

The one below is looking down from almost next to last row in the top of the theatre when we went to see ‘Phantom of the Opera’ several months ago in NYC.  We were really looking down.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Ascend…

Ascend:  verb:  to go or move upward upon or along; climb
From the gangplank of the Mayflower and stairs at the Edison Museum in NJ in the first row..
to NYC.. High Point monument in NJ.. and mansions of Newport , RI.. in second row..
to rock sculpture at Grounds For Sculpture in NJ… and climbing at mall in NY…
to assorted stairs…
and finally the ceiling at a Newport, RI mansion…. these are my ascend choices.

Deb pic


Autumn Steps…


Laminate Flooring For Stairs

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Weekly Challenge: Curve…

Get inspired by the curves around you. From curves in architecture to bends in nature to man-made undulations.


I couldn’t decide on one so I didn’t:)

Newport, RI mansion


New York city


West Orange, NJ…. and New York city


Martha’s Vineyard lighthouse



Newport, RI mansion



Newport, RI – Part 2 – The Breakers…

The Breakers – if you only have time to see one mansion/summer cottage, this the THE one to visit.

From wikipedia: ” The Breakers is a Vanderbilt mansion located on Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island. The Breakers was built as the Newport summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II. The Breakers is the architectural and social archetype of the ‘Gilded Age’ a period when members of the Vanderbilt family were among the major industrialists of America. Vanderbilt was the President and Chairman of the New York Central Railroad, and was the grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt. The Commodore made the family fortune in the steamship and railroad industries.In 1895, the year of its completion, The Breakers was the largest, most opulent house in the Newport area.”

CLICK HERE to read more….

This was the original Breakers which was destroyed by fire in 1892.  A modest summer cottage…


Vanderbilt commissioned famed architect Richard Morris Hunt to rebuild it and  insisted that the building be made as fireproof as possible and as such, the structure of the building used steel trusses and no wooden parts.

And this is the Breakers in 1895… somewhat different from the original, wouldn’t you say.




Great hall …



Around the ‘cottage’… 2 sitting rooms – music room – library – bathroom – dining room.

In the library the fireplace, taken from a 16th-century French chateau  bears the inscription “I laugh at great wealth, and never miss it; nothing but wisdom matters in the end.”

mosaic2d3c178bc4b28b48496f16dc95b9f9c94d6d87e4Back of grand staircase – ceiling – gilded door – portrait – platinum wall paper – chandelier.

‘The kitchen, unlike others in the time period, was situated on the first floor away from the main house to prevent the possibility of fires and cooking smells reaching the main parts of the house.’ You can understand why after the original Breakers burned down that they’d want the kitchen further away. This kitchen is gorgeous, it could even tempt me to whip up a cake or something.  Maybe.


The grounds … you never know what you might see out there:)


The Breakers is amazing… not just in its beauty and opulence but in the thought and foresight that went into building it.

Just a few more pictures, really, just a few:)


If you haven’t been to the Breakers I hope you get to go.  In the mean time CLICK HERE for the Breakers and HERE to find out more about Cornelius Vanderbilt II.

Coming next … what mansion came within weeks of being torn down !!

(photographs by my daughter Deb and myself)