Sunday, August 10, 2014

Our Word View - Grand

What is Our Word View?  A collaboration between two friends who lost touch over the years but have reconnected online.  We share a love of the ocean, photography, quotes, animals and family.  Often times our photographic interpretations for the word of the week are very similar.

This week the word grand  was chosen for our photographic interpretation.  I hope you will go over to Our Word View and see what Liz shares this week.

Last year at this time we took a trip to visit Rosecliff in Newport, Rhode Island.  When I read this week's word I immediately thought of that visit and of our upcoming visit this week.  The amount of wealth enjoyed by the families who built their summer homes in Newport back in the early 1900's is unfathomable.  To say these homes are grand is a huge understatement.  Rosecliff has amazing frontage on the ocean that does not overshadow the opulence of the home itself.

The exterior presents like a museum!  The stone work and sculptures on the property are breathtaking.  Really, who has a carved nude in their garden?  Amazing.

The stone columns holding the shade structure are ornate and substantial.  

There is no average water fountain at this property.  Along with a gazing pool overlooking the ocean the front of the property was adorned with this gorgeous water feature.

Again beautiful stone work decorates the exterior walls.  Cherubs carved from stone watch over the property.  

Such beauty amazes me!  


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