Saturday, May 21, 2011

Hearst Castle - A Photographic Tour Part 3

I must confess something. The fact that I am posting this trip nearly 6 months after the fact has proven to be an arduous task. I simply have a tough time recalling the names of the rooms we have seen and the other details that the guide had shared with us.

Hence, I'd let the photos just speak. I'll give you as much information as my feeble brain had retained and of course there's always google to the rescue as well.

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This is how we got in around the back.

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The dining room.
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Across the dining room I fancied this lighting fixture.
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The Doge's suite.
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Hearst's office.
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Marion Davies' bedroom. Marion was the companion and the hostess at the ranch. She was also a movie star - haven't seen old movies so I wouldn't recognize her.
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Hearst's bedroom - opposite Marion Davies' bedroom in the upper floor.
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Detailing on the ceiling of Hearst's bedroom.

TO BE CONTINUED.............

13 comments:

  1. I think the word sumptuous just about describes Hearst castle. Or maybe, opulent? Hmmm...definitely along those lines...as in, how the other half live. :)

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  2. California??? I thought this was real before checking the previous posts! :-)

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  3. OMG! ang ganda! makes me dream I'm a royal! hehe
    I've always wanted to see real castle, when I wnet to Ipoh, i saw one, but its empty. this one is like the one;s in the movie. amazing!

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  4. Now you know why I have spent the last month and a half working so fervously on my Norway images, Maria! If you don't get at them right away, you 'lose' them! Anyway, you've still done a great job and they DO speak for themselves. They're reminding me of the Biltmore House in NC, as I have already mentioned previously.

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  5. haha, i have that same dilemma too, i easily remember and forget the fotos i took. ^0^

    these are lovely fotos, one would almost be surprised it's in California. ^-^

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  6. It was a trip to the past. I felt that.

    Regards

    Valery

    Barcelona Daily Photo

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  7. majestic ! Not sure I can live in such a large house ;)

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  8. This is quite a place.

    What I do: always get an xtra folder of a place or I take xtra pictures of sign boards and such that explain stuff. You must see what my Greece collection of pictures looks like :-)

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  9. my favorite is the office. if i have an office like that, i'll probably love working.

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  10. Wow such luxurious dwellings. I wonder how many household staff were hired to maintain such a huge place. It's good that everything is still in pristine condition! Kudos to them.

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  11. More WOW - Facinating that some people would live in a building like that....

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  12. Really wonderful, great details!

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  13. Nice castle! I like the dining room. :D

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