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Big Sur, take two

We loved that Big Sur road so much, we drove it again. And again.

We eventually pulled over, to check out Hearst Castle: the home and office of American newspaper publisher, William Randolph Hearst.

He built the nation’s largest newspaper chain, and a world-famous castle.

I thought: I’ve seen Larnach Castle – how much better can Hearst really be?

Well, I’m sorry William Larnach, but it was indeed, much better.

The castle has 165 rooms, 127 acres of gardens, terraces, pools, and walkways, all built to house and show Hearst’s legendary art collection.

Every ceiling, painting, piece of furniture, seemed to have an incredible story. Hearst and his architect Julia Morgan truly loved art; whether antique, custom-made, or exported from exotic lands.

The publishing business ain’t what it used to be, that’s for sure.DSC_0514DSC_0492DSC_0504DSC_0488DSC_0475DSC_0472DSC_0502DSC_0465DSC_0477

 

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