Weekend Getaways: Hearst Castle

by admin on June 16, 2011

Indoor Roman Pool; via Pinterest

With the weekend close in sight, a short and sweet getaway might be on your mind. Located in San Simeon, CA, a 4 hour drive from San Francisco, is the world renowned Hearst Castle. This historical monument features grand architecture with unmatched detail.

The Celestial Suite; via Flickr

The Reflecting Pool; via Sunsurfer

What I love most about visiting Hearst Castle is not only the over-the-top extravagance in design— for instance, the indoor Roman pool is covered with 1″x1″ square tiles, some made of real gold—- but the sense of calm and relaxation you feel when walking through the grounds. ¬†Stepping into these fantasy spaces is like visiting a temple.

The Three Graces; via HearstCastle.org

 

 


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