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250 Rooms; Just As Many Ghosts?

Probably a month too late for Halloween, but I got goose bumps when I entered George and Edith Vanderbilt's 250-room family home and country retreat in Asheville, NC :p


The over-amp'ed heating system didn't help any, and made breathing (for me, at least) all the more difficult (I find it hard to breathe in the presence of things ghostly, don't you? Hehe!). Sure, there are original art from masters such as Renoir, magnificent 16th-century tapestries, Napoleon's chess set, a library with 10,000 volumes, a Banquet Hall with a 70-foot ceiling, 65 fireplaces, an indoor pool, bowling alley, and priceless antiques. But I cannot help but imagine that there are probably as many ghosts -- held earthbound by all the sights to see -- roaming this humongous place. Bwahaha! Too much coffee? An overly-active imagination? Go figger.


Nota Bene: I probably could have photographed some "resident ghosts," but they don't allow picture-taking inside (except by the House's "own" commercial shooters who say that "there is no obligation, just pay $20 for the picture you like"). :p


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Taken on November 26, 2007