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Hearst Castle – the monkey edition

January 21, 2009

As promised, here are some photos from the trip Teresa and I took up to Hearst Castle this weekend.

The view from halfway up the road is pretty amazing – a castle just tucked away in the hills.  With cows and zebra roaming about (apparently)

Here’s the outdoor pool

Beatrice was glad to be viewing the pool from a distance

The castle is made up of one main building and (I think) four guest bungalows – here’s the ceiling in one of them

Pretty nice view to wake up to, isn’t it?

Here’s the entrance to the main building, designed to look like a cathedral

And here’s the tiled floor leading into….

….the receiving room

Which leads into the dining room

with a wood paneled ceiling

And what castle would be complete without a movie theater?

ah, and another pool – indoors, all 10 feet with a diving platform

All in all, Beatrice (and I) were pretty impressed with the place 🙂  I’d like to go back some time to see more of the main house, maybe some of the other guest houses too.  What really blows my mind is how the place is considered only about 50% complete!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 21, 2009 1:49 pm

    my dad had a 13 week vacation and we took off for the whole summer, back when i was like 14, And i remember going there! I at least remembered the pool!

  2. January 21, 2009 6:01 pm

    Great photos- thanks for sharing! I will get up there one day!

  3. January 21, 2009 6:58 pm

    gorgeous. we obviously took the same tour 🙂 the only thing different is that the pool was drained when i went b/c they were doing repairs.

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