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The Breakers Part Three

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The Breakers

David and I recently watched the 2013 version of The Great Gatsby. I thought I caught a glimpse of this Vanderbilt estate in some of the shots of Gatsby’s mansion. One could easily entertain hundreds of folks here. The chandeliers in the dining room are especially interesting in that they were designed to use either the newly invented electricity or (when the power failed, which I understand happened often back then) switch to gas. In Lyza’s Story I envisioned the girls descending a staircase something like this as they met their dates in the foyer.

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