Pacific Ocean near San Luis Obispo
Mission at San Luis Obispo
Hearst San Simeon Monument
Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument, nestled in the wooded hills overlooking the Pacific, midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, preserves the lavish residence and estate of the former journalist and publisher William Randolph Hearst.
William Randolph Hearst, American publisher and political figure, founded the largest chain of newspapers in the United States. Hearst invested much of the earnings from his newspaper empire in the estate he called Enchanted Hill.
Today, his estate is called Hearst San Simeon State Historic Monument, and visitors can admire Hearst's collection of ancient art, a Roman temple, and various beautiful pools including the Neptune Pool.
La Casa Grande
He also collected art for his vast estate at San Simeon, California, which included a zoo, an airport, a private theater, and guest houses that are reassembled French châteaus.
towers of Casa Grande behind the roof of one of the guest houses
an interior furnishing
the indoor pool
the outdoor pool
Mission San Antonio
upon another visit
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