Biltmore Arbor Presence

Classical bust, Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC

The super-wealthy occasionally do society a favor by having good taste and ultimately making the fruits of their aesthetic choices available to the public. The Biltmore Estate falls into this category, I think. We only dabbled our toes (as it were) in what it had to offer, because the heat today was truly oppressive.

I look forward to visiting again and again.

A Year Ago: E Pluribus? [Warning: Political Content]

Dry fountain on Roosevelt Island.E pluribus unum.

That’s our national motto, and it’s stood us in pretty good stead for most of our history…
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