Friday

[travel] Hearst Castle

Okay, this is going to be a pic-heavy post because OMG this place was gorgeous. We visited Hearst Castle.

Hearst Castle is a National Historic Landmark mansion located on the Central Coast of California, United States. It was designed by architect Julia Morgan between 1919 and 1947 for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, who died in 1951. In 1957, the Hearst Corporation donated the property to the state of California. Since that time it has been maintained as a state historic park where the estate, and its considerable collection of art and antiques, is open for public tours. Despite its location far from any urban center, the site attracts about one million visitors per year. (source: Wikipedia)

We saw a video about the Hearst family and construction of place in a theater at the bottom of the mountain and then took a bus up to the estate. We were then given a tour of the grand rooms and then were free to wander the grounds outside. It's worth visiting this place to see everything outside but if you go, you might as well skip the grand rooms tour (which I think costs extra) because it was super uptight. They tell you "Feel free to touch nothing" and you can't even step off of the grey carpeted path for visiters (one guy in our group accidentally did- and it set off an alarm!). 

Anyway, outside was just spectacular view after view after view:

Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle


1 comment:

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