Sunday, June 5, 2011

Biltmore's Deer Park, my bike ride

Deer Park was created by Frederick Law Olmsted.  It is 250 acres of rolling-meadows and groves of oak, hickory, poplar, and beech trees.  These first two photos are just before getting to Deer Park.

The Broad River is behind me as I biked  up a gradual incline (but it was all down hill on the return!)  I kayaked the shallow river the following morning.

I wasn't stopping for a rest... I needed to take photos!

When taken this trail, one comes up to the side of the Biltmore.

This photo was taken upon my back to the Inn.  The afternoon sun bathes the Biltmore in gold light.

I didn't got into the house this time as I wanted to really see the grounds.  My daughter and her two friends did go on the house tour and were enthralled.   I enjoyed the many gardens (Italian, The Walled, the Rose, The Conservatory, The Botanical) and the Bass Pond where a few scenes of the movie "The Last of the Mohicans" with Daniel Day Lewis was filmed.  I will be sharing photos from these places in my next post.

Click HERE for further details of the Garden Parks of Biltmore Estate.


missing moments said...

The bike ride must have been fun and then to come upon the Biltmore in the distance ... pretty spectacular!

texwisgirl said...

wow, that is spectacular. what an oasis!

Ginnie said...

I LOVE LOVED LOVE the Biltmore House, Margaret, and have been there both during warm weather and at Christmastime for the candlelight tour. But I have never roamed the grounds. In fact, I didn't even know that was an option, especially by bike. WOW. I'll remember that if I have a next time! Wonderful images.

Linda R. said...

How fun to get to see and take photos of the Biltmore. Your shots look great. I can't wait to see more.