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Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, Birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. (But only by accident! His mother was married to the younger son, not the Duke, & went into labor while at a dance there.)

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loveisspeed.......: Waddesdon Manor is a country house in the village of Waddesdon, in Buckinghamshire, England

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Gilded New York - the style of the wealthiest 19th century New Yorkers

Exquisite: Home of Cornelius Vanderbilt showing a view from the southwest corner of 5th Avenue and 58th Street. Part of a landscaped lawn and an entrance to the house on 58th Street featuring a huge stone arch can be seen

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Gilded New York - the style of the wealthiest 19th century New Yorkers

Blast from the past: 1900-New York, New York- Picture shows Fifth Avenue & 51st street, on Easter Sunday, and the row of Vanderbilt Mansions...

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Gilded New York - the style of the wealthiest 19th century New Yorkers

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In 1895 there were 300 live hummingbirds hovering around an indoor fountain in honor of the Duke of Marlborough's visit to the Vanderbilt's $11 million Marble House in Newport, RI.

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