Saturday, 10 September 2011

Hearst Castle.

On the Sunday morning we went to Hearst Castle, one of the most lovely places I've seen and not just the mansion itself, its the location and how we had to get a shuttle bus all the way to the top climbing these huge valleys and the views are outstanding. Here's a bit of info from Wikipedia about the Castle itself...
Again, these are a few snaps, the high resolution lovely photos on the 'proper' camera will take hours to upload on here.. so this is for you to just see how wonderful this place was..

"Hearst Castle is a Natural 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."

The view.. ahh!

The outdoor swimming pool..

The indoor pool was complete mosaic all over the walls..

We then went to stay at Marcus' Aunt and Uncle's home, in Santa Cruz for the night. They'd built their own house and it was so beautiful. 

I fell in love with 'Bootsie'..

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