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Hearst Castle

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 15 April 2021 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Hearst Castle is a National and California Historical Landmark mansion located on the Central Coast of California, United States. It was designed by architect Julia Morgan between 1919 and 1947 for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, who died in 1951. In 1957, the Hearst Corporation donated the property to the state of California. Since that time it has been maintained as a state historic park where the estate, and its considerable collection of art and antiques, is open for public tours. Despite its location far from any urban center, the site attracts about one million visitors per year.
Hearst formally named the estate "La Cuesta Encantada" ("The Enchanted Hill"), but usually called it "the ranch". Hearst Castle and grounds are also sometimes referred to as "San Simeon" without distinguishing between the Hearst property and the adjacent unincorporated area of the same name.

From the archives..................Photo captured August 17, 2012.

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Martine from Brest, France

Magnifique construction dans un beau décor.

15 Apr 2021 5:21am

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe vue

15 Apr 2021 5:24am

Marie from Villages du Lac de Paladru, France

Great framing and angle and nice architecture. I always appreciate your explanatory notes which teach me a lot about this beautiful country of yours

15 Apr 2021 5:28am

Anne from France


15 Apr 2021 5:41am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Stunning mansion. The family's story was sad. I remember the daughter of a family joining a radical group and her life ended in unfortunate signs.

15 Apr 2021 5:48am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

C'est vraiment superbe !!!

15 Apr 2021 6:07am

jpla from Anjou, France


15 Apr 2021 6:08am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Very nie colors

15 Apr 2021 6:20am

Maryse from bordeaux, France

Magnifique ! 5*
Bonne journée Steven

15 Apr 2021 7:05am

Pascale MD from Cévennes, France

Une bien jolie composition sur ce château.
Bonne journée Steven

15 Apr 2021 7:09am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Excellent architecture... Superb shot.

15 Apr 2021 7:38am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

It certainly has that Spanish architectural feel. An excellent capture with the strong verticals from the building and the palms

15 Apr 2021 7:44am

Florence from Bretagne, France

Wow, what a gorgeous framing! I love the width of this photo. Also, this feeling of height is incredible.
Amazing how you brought this image to life!

15 Apr 2021 7:45am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful architecture!

15 Apr 2021 8:16am

PAPOU from Aubusson (Creuse), France

Superbe !

15 Apr 2021 8:34am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

joyful feelings !

15 Apr 2021 9:33am

Calusarus from Valence, France

Impressive architecture

15 Apr 2021 9:51am

Alun from Cheshire, United Kingdom

Stunning looking place

15 Apr 2021 12:21pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WHat a striking point of view

15 Apr 2021 1:07pm

Rose from United States

I cannot imagine a place like this ever feeling like home...

15 Apr 2021 2:39pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Amazing architecture.

15 Apr 2021 2:50pm

Devi from Chennai, India

The tall palms and the lovely architecture gel so well!
Thank you for the note :))))
Amazing shot !

15 Apr 2021 2:50pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

agréable lieu

15 Apr 2021 3:27pm

helys from Paris, France

Great capture

15 Apr 2021 3:37pm

omar from Hamburg, Germany

Gorgeous building. I like the palms in front, they make that shot very vibrant!

15 Apr 2021 4:32pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

L O V E L Y !

15 Apr 2021 5:12pm

Ray. B from Charentes-Poitou, France

Belle architecture et joliment agrémentée avec les arbres et fleurs.

15 Apr 2021 5:38pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A grand image of this grand estate. Years ago, my wife, son, and I visited the castle and took many of the tours. They had a night tour, on Saturday as I recall, where the locals dressed up in period clothing and had a re-enactment of a cocktail party. Very cool.

15 Apr 2021 6:46pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Nothing to complain about for William Randolph Hearst in this house by architect Julia Morgan.
You have it beautifully photographed.

15 Apr 2021 6:51pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow...Splendid composition ! What a castle ...!

15 Apr 2021 7:01pm

Don from Spokane, United States

Amazing architecture.

15 Apr 2021 7:14pm

Hootin' Anni from United States

I've read much about this, but never realized it's stately magnificence!! Which you show us with perfection.

15 Apr 2021 10:01pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very lovely shot. I remember a visit to this impressive place.

16 Apr 2021 12:45am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A gorgeous image. This is just so beautiful. I visited there a long time ago. It was quite amazing.

16 Apr 2021 2:01am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

that's a lot to aqueeze into one photo, and you nearly made it!

16 Apr 2021 2:25am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

The building looks quite impressive indeed. I have heard of it previosuly so it is good to see it on a photo as well. Good wide angle perspective.

16 Apr 2021 2:58am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is really interesting building. Hearst needed to prove that he was rich?

16 Apr 2021 3:02am

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Très belle et originale architecture.

16 Apr 2021 3:42am

lisl from Winsley, United Kingdom

You have made it look like a fairy-tale palace, Steven

16 Apr 2021 4:45am

Ginnie Hart from Netherlands

Oh, my. Hearst Castle. I hadn't thought about that for eons (I lived in California for 12 years back in the 70s-80s). You've just peaked my interest to find out what's happened to Patty Hearst.

16 Apr 2021 5:15am

jean pierre from Paris, France

superbe mise en valeur!!!

16 Apr 2021 7:23am

P-TER from Roeselare, Belgium

Fortunately such mansions remain intact
Beautifully set in beels.

16 Apr 2021 10:53am

Joëlle from France

Quel bel endroit merci à toi pour le partage Steven

16 Apr 2021 2:44pm

Remus from Portugal

I think it looks more like a church than a castle.
The surroundings, with this garden, are charming.

16 Apr 2021 5:36pm

Willy from Belgium

un manoir historique dans un décor magnifique Steven

merci pour ce joli partage

16 Apr 2021 5:49pm

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Super to see this castle, from a fameus family

16 Apr 2021 5:59pm

Diane from Parksville, Canada

I've definitely heard of it but have never seen photos of it. I can see why people would be curious to go see it.

16 Apr 2021 9:45pm

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence d'Albigeois, France

Un angle de prise de vue qui qui rend magnifique ce paysage!

17 Apr 2021 9:34am

suzanne from Belgium

Cadrage, ciel... une mise en valeur ma-gni-fique !!!:-)

17 Apr 2021 12:57pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Excellente carte postale !

18 Apr 2021 1:09pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Beautiful palm trees.

18 Apr 2021 7:07pm

yo from Entre Seine et Loire, France

Magnifique château entouré de palmiers gigantesques !

18 Apr 2021 7:37pm

Urspo from phoenix, United States

groovy !

19 Apr 2021 2:20am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

quite an empire

20 Apr 2021 4:44pm

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Well, the name seems fitting. It does look an enchanting place indeed.

25 Apr 2021 10:37am