Hearst Castle

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Our next destination was the Hearst Castle in San Simeon, where the opulence was unbelieveable!  We were part of an ADA tour and our tour guide and driver/guide were both excellent. William Hearst hired architect Julia Morgan build “La Cuesta Encantada” (The Enchanted Hill) in 1919. There were few female architects during that time, and for Ms. Morgan to be actually hired was nearly unheard of! They collaborated on this project until 1947. The castle was never completed mainly because Mr. Hearst kept changing his mind and continually expanded the project just because he could.

We were allowed to take pictures inside the house but not allowed to publish them on public websites, which is why there are only a few photos of the outside here. But suffice it to say, “All that glitters is indeed gold”!

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