Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Hearst Castle

Main House

Neptune Pool

Veranda Looking West
Photo Credits

Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California is quite possibly one of my favorite places on earth. It is an unexpected treasure on the west coast of the United States. The view of the California coast from the castle is spectacular!

William Randolph Hearst designed this estate, which houses an extensive collection of antiquities. His architect, Julia Morgan, is a fascinating woman to study herself. A woman architect in a man's profession, she had amazing talent to be able to work with the eccentric Hearst. Together they started building the castle in the early 1900s and worked on the project for many years.

If you are ever near San Luis Obisbo, California, I highly recommend visiting this National Historic Landmark.

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