Sledding with Claire.
Biltmore was extreme. I’m becoming a fan of the landscape architect Fredrick Olmsted, who also designed Central Park, Detroit’s Belle Isle and the grounds of the Chicago World’s Fair. He is a hero of mine because he could see into the future - when you visit things he designed over a hundred years ago you still feel something. Being inside the mansion, though, which was designed by Richard Morris Hunt, I felt claustrophobic and thought the opulence was ridiculous. If I go back, I’m just hanging in the garden or driving through the grounds.