Sunday, October 7, 2012

Mosaic Monday: The Breakers












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.

Here are the instructions to join today's post:
1. Publish your Mosaic Monday post. The post may be about any subject you wish. The only stipulation is that it include a collage, or mosaic of photos.
2. Once it is published, click on the title of the post. This will lead you to the static link for your post. The static link is the page with only that post on it. Copy the url from your browser at the top of the page.
3. Paste the url into the appropriate inlinkz box in this post.
4. Type your name in the appropriate inlinkz box in this post.
5. Click on "Enter."
6. Please link back to this Mosaic Monday post so that your readers can find other wonderful mosaics.


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

And a quick reminder: if you would like to join Mosaic Monday but don't know quite where to start, there is a tutorial on mosaic-making on my sidebar. Just scroll down, and click on the small blue mosaic.

29 comments:

  1. Oh yes, lucky you to retreat to such an elegant place. Beautiful architecture and vistas, thanks for sharing.
    Judith

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  2. What a gorgeous place, Mary. I would love to visit there.

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  3. Hello, Mary
    It certainly is a rather grand place. Such ceilings are not generally seen on this side of the Atlantic, so the Italian reference makes sense.
    Have a wonderful week enjoying the autumn colours now that you're home again.
    -Karen

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  4. What a beautiful place to visit! Thanks for sharing your trip with us and Thanks for hosting again this week.
    Have a great week.

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  5. Wow! Looks like the lap of luxury! The architecture is wonderful and the flowers! Wowzer! :D :D Hope you had a grand time and thank you for hosting!

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  6. Gorgeous place to visit! A little different from the (tiny) little piece of Paradise we have in Florida ;>)..
    Glad you had fun, thanks for the pictures and thanks for hosting!

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  7. This looks like paradise! Your pictures are just magnificent!

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  8. The Breaker's has been on my to-do list for a very long time...and probably will be for a very long time.

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  9. That is one incredible and incredibly beautiful place. I don't think you're completely crazy, Mary. Just a titch crazy. Hope that you'll have many wonderful misty mornings in NJ to make up for the lost time. ;D

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  10. I'm looking at this paradise and thinking, "is that her fishing trip?" LOL! It looks lovely, but there is no place like home. Thank you for hosting us today!

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  11. Oh my goodness...this is on my bucket list! How fabulous!
    Nancy

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  12. What a lovely hotel. It must have been wonderful.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

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  13. It sounds like you had a wonderful, well deserved mini vacation, Mary! The Breakers looks like a magnificent place to visit.

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  14. We all need a break now and then. What a gorgeous place! Thanks for hosting.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  15. WOW- what an amazing place!

    I have read all about Hotel Breakers - it really does sound heavenly!

    Thank you for hosting your linky party!

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  16. What a wonderful post. What a grand place to visit. I love the old charm and incredible setting.
    I'm so glad you shared.
    Have a great week!
    Blessings,
    Carolynn

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  17. Amazing photos from this wonderful place. Thank you very much for sharing this.
    Hugs, Synnöve

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  18. Thanks for sharing pictures from your visit to the Breakers. Mosaics on the ceiling too. Thanks for hosting.
    Joy

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  19. What a nice treat for you. It is certainly a beautiful and luxurious place but there's no place like home.

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  20. Wow Mary what a paradise. When I saw your title I thought of the Breakers at Newport. I believe this is even more beautiful than there. Thanks for sharing.
    QMM

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  21. What a stunning place! You are very fortunate to be able to stay at such a luxurious place. It is just gorgeous!

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  22. Yep it looks like Paradise ....lovely!

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  23. Wow! But I understand about missing the misty moisty mornings. Welcome home ~

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  24. Oh you lucky lady! This reminds me of the gorgeous architecture in St. Augustine. My niece was married at Flagler's Beach last year. We walked all around the shops in St. Augustine but didn't have enough time to see it all!! I put it on my bucket list to get back there some day!!

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  25. WOW...lucky is right! GORGEOUS. You took fab photos, too. THX for hosting each week :)

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  26. Your photos of The Breakers are gorgeous, Mary. It has been one of my favorite places for many, many years.

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  27. Such a lovely place to visi and your photos are just stunning!

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  28. Often going away, even to beautiul places, just makes us appreciate home all the more:) At least thisw is true for me.

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  29. Glad you went away for a break because look at what you've given US!...:)JP

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