After leaving the LA area, our next stop was the Hearst Castle., located in San Simeon. The "casa grande" is 60,645 square feet and has 56 bedrooms, 61 bathrooms, 19 sitting rooms . . .
I believe it contains over 22,500 antiques and artifacts and that was just a small portion of what William Randolph Hearst amassed.
Here is a sampling of the beauty.
Outside . . .
I'm not sure if the outdoor pool was not filled because of the severe drought or renovations. I hear it is much more impressive when filled.
Inside the house. There is no rhyme nor reason to the order of the photos. (Flash photos were not permitted - hence the poor quality.)
|Take a look at the size of this fireplace.|
This tapestry was purchased in the late 1920's or early 30's. It was said to he his favorite. It cost him two days wages and at that time he made $50,000 a day. What would that be in today's dollars? It was breathtaking in person.
The indoor pool. Also breathtaking.
That night we stayed nearby. We had spotty cell phone service and NO internet. They could not get the WIFI to work. Geez, we actually had to talk . . . lol.
I just had to dip the toes in the icy (well, not quite icy but pretty darn cold) Pacific.
Pug hugs :)