We interrupt this autumn in New Jersey to take a short break at The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL. :)
Here is the reason I could not post a Mosaic Monday last week -- I was too busy making a quick trip to paradise. Well, not really paradise, but a really beautiful place to visit. My husband's firm held a retreat here, and spouses were invited along. Lucky me, right? Actually, as beautiful as it was, I missed my foggy autumn mornings in New Jersey. So it's official -- I'm out of my mind, right?
But that is a whole other post. Let's talk about The Breakers. Set at the water's edge, it was originally built by Standard Oil magnate, Henry Morrison Flagler in 1896. Flagler was responsible for the development of Florida's east coast through the building and acquisition of railroads to serve the area. Flagler's original hotel building burned down in 1903. The next iteration also succumbed to fire in 1925. The current hotel building was begun in 1926, and modeled after the Villa Medici in Rome. The magnificent ceilings you see here were created by artisans from Italy. If you wish to read more about the history of this beautiful place, follow this link.
That's all there is to it! It's always a good idea to then check and see if your link is working. If you have any questions, feel free to email me: mrcarroll(at)optonline.net