This particular room in the Biltmore Conservatory was referred to as the “Cool Room”. In an ironic twist, the “Cool Room” ended up being very muggy and even steamy. I mostly seen tropical plants in here, as well as a handful of flora that I was familiar with.

This is in Asheville, North Carolina.


Pinnacle Point, NC (Mobile Photography) Today was a day well spent and this was how I capped it off. I stayed at the peak until past sunset even if that meant hiking back down in the dark. The views were breathtaking. Long exposures to come whenever I download the actual photos I took with my DSLR.

Biltmore Estate is a large (6-acre) private estate and tourist attraction in Asheville, North Carolina. Biltmore House, the main house on the estate, is a Châteauesque-styled mansion built by George Washington Vanderbilt II, grandson of the railroad magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt,  between 1889 and 1895 and is the largest privately owned house in the United States. Still owned by one of Vanderbilt’s descendants, it stands today as one of the most prominent remaining examples of the Gilded Age. 

The two-story Library contains over 10,000 volumes in eight languages, reflecting George Vanderbilt’s broad interests in classic literature as well as works on art, history, architecture, and gardening.