|Flemish Tapestries and Italian Fireplace|
Hearst Castle was the humble abode of William Randolph Hearst that took him over 20 years to build between 1919 and 1947. The castle and the surrounding land that was somewhat of a Noah's ark as he had every animal on the land from zebras to polar bears, some of which are still around today. His home mainly served as a networking playground to the rich and famous. Hearst would get the biggest names of the time from actors, to politicians to business tycoons up to his mansion, get them to relax, seat them at a very narrow dinner table to encourage conversation and perked his ears up to hear about their work, their connections, their projects, their affairs and whatever else would come out of their mouths when relaxed and liquored up. The information he extracted would help feed his newspapers. So, in case you are wondering, ethical standards in journalism was not his thing.
|Wooden Hand Carved Ceilings|
|Indoor Roman Pool|