Continuing along Cliff Walk, I arrived at the Vanderbilt's Breakers mansion.
This gate is sooooo cool.
I heard about this lock on a fence thing from France but I didn't realize they were doing it in Newport. It's supposed to be a symbol of love or something, as couples put their names on them.
As I understand it, whatever preservation trust that now controls this still allows members of the Vanderbilts to occupy the top floor. Journalist Anderson Cooper is Gloria Vanderbilt's son, but I don't know if he visits.
Then I arrived at Ruggles Street and exited the Cliff Walk so that I could try and find #207.
The blocks are incredibly long because the properties are huge, and I soon realized there was no way I could possibly reach 207 on foot, so I started the approximate mile walk back to my car.
Now I was super thirsty and couldn't wait to get my hands on the bottles of water I knew were in there. It was starting to get a bit toasty in the warm midday sun.
Oh yeah....I saw tons of Stop signs that had 'Trump' spray painted on them. Surprised this part of of town hasn't cleaned them off.
That tree was HUGE.
Got to the car and pulled out my map and headed to 207 Ruggles Street. Fortunately for me I had spent some time on the street view of Google Earth so I had a really good idea what to look for. Seaview Terrace is a super private home. Part of it was built in Washington DC, disassembled and moved to this property where it was joined to an existing building. For awhile it was leased to Salve Regina College, but the lease terminated and now a descendant of the owners lives there. However, you might know it as Collinwood Mansion, from the original 'Dark Shadows' show. I was never a fan of the show but I always loved the opening credits showing the mansion and the crashing sea. There is a fence and hedge all the way around and just a tiny opening in the bushes where you can jam your camera against the fence to get this shot.
It was time to head on home and I got hopelessly lost driving all around trying to find the way out. I was starting to panic when I somehow found my way back to the main road out. I was quite happy to see this sign!
I am planning to go back as I missed quite a few things!