Of all the Newport mansions and properties, The Breakers is the one to see (and this is not insider information, as everyone and his or her mother seemed to be there on this particular Saturday). A summer "cottage" and a National Historic Landmark, The Breakers belonged to the Vanderbilt family (Gossip Girl, anyone?), whose fortune was established in the New York Central Railroad.
Not a detail in or outside of the mansion was forgone -- every crack and crevice is ornately and intricately designed and decorated. I don't generally have a strong appreciation for art, but architectural design is an art I can appreciate.
Sia would get a kick out of this place.
Another piano I wish I could have played -- see the pianos at The Elms here.
I loved the lighting here.