It’s been, what, a month and a half since I returned from vacation in North Carolina? Well, it’s a beautiful day out and of course I’m inside editing photos. The good news is that I have finally finished editing my photos from the Biltmore Estate in Asheville. These photos were taken as part of a series I call, ‘My Fellow Tourists’ in which I am most interested in the people within a place rather than the place itself. Countless photos have been made of the asylum; it’s the inmates that interest me most. Here is my perspective on the Biltmore.
I have visited the Biltmore, I think, five times. It is always an awe-inspiring visit and truly makes you marvel at the lifestyle of the rich during the Gilded Age. Contrast this with the fact that the hoi polloi — myself included — are now tramping through every inch of this architectural gem. When you see the hundreds of tourists parading past the magnificent brocade wallpaper, you notice more acutely the difference in ‘us’ vs. ‘them.’ It almost feels like we, the tourists, are the French Revolutionaries who have finally taken control of Versailles.
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