February 25, 2010

Palace Under Palm Trees

 

Back in the 1920's, when newspapers still made money, a publisher who owned a few of them decided to put some spare change into building “a little something” where he used to camp out in the open, under the California sky: voil√†, Hearst Castle! The man behind it, William Randolph Hearst, never called his sprawling estate near San Simeon a castle, actually, because he owned a real castle in Scotland. But that one probably didn’t come complete with Roman bath and a few other extras. Well worth a visit if you ever happen to be in the area.

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