Monday, August 5, 2013

What I Saw: The Vanderbilt Mansion

A group of us drove out to Long Island to spend the afternoon at the Vanderbilt Mansion. In addition to the Vanderbilt's summer home there is a planetarium as well a large collection of preserved animals and sea life.
You have the option of purchasing a house tour along with your general admission but we chose to go with the general admission and explored the grounds on our own.
It was great to get out of the city and out in the fresh air and greenery that nearby Long Island offers. It was so strange to drive less than an hour away from our apartment and find ourselves in the middle of a true suburb, white picket fences included. The mansion and the grounds offered a quiet respite from the hectic nature of the city. 

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