The Preservation Society of Newport County owns and cares for this beautiful mansion named The Breakers for the waves that break into the cliff it is built on. The Breakers is renown for being the most opulent mansion in Newport’s History. The public can take tours here and it is so worth touring. Even if you snub your nose at over-the -top wealth in it’s showiest form, the art, detail and work going into every square inch of this architectural masterpiece is undeniably mind boggling and awe inspiring. And as impressive as the exterior of this mansion is, it is really quite modest compared to the decadence that lies inside. Unfortunately no interior photos were allowed which burst my bubble. However I respected that, they sell books inside that have beautiful photos of the stunning interior and maybe the rule was set in place so that those sales were not harmed. That and their fear of the millions of fabric fading flashes of light that would over time take it’s toll. I can only imagine a fortune must be had to keep such a piece of art restored to it’s full glory.