USA/RI: Newport

Newport is the main attraction n this smallest of the US states. In the 1900-30s known as the Gilded Age, Newport was the playground for the New York’s super rich and the fabled mansions line most of the central streets and mainly Bellevue Avenue and the waterfront. Among the grandest mansions are the Breakers (built by Vanderbuilts in 1895), the Marble House (another 1892 Vanderbilt mansion), the Rosecliff (mansion of the Nevada silver heiress Theresa Fair Oelrichs and built in 1899), Chateau-sur-Mer (built in 1852 for William S. Wetmore), the Elms, Isaac Bell House, Kingscote, and many others. To be honest – the whole town is a zoo of wanna-be-rich-one-day people taking tours and waking around the streets to see rich peoples’ houses.