Ghosts from the Gilded Age...

"Perhaps the 60 floral arrangements a day were a bit much," Frederick Vanderbilt may whisper in your ear as the tour guide leads you through his 54-room mansion in Hyde Park, N.Y. In Baltimore at the Evergreen Museum, former home of the Garrett family, Alice Whitridge Garrett may confess, "We’re not particularly proud of the 23-karat-gold toilet seat."

1 comment:

lisa said...

Personally, I'd like to tour places like that, though I'd never want to own anything remotely that large.