The most formal and elaborately decorated cottage on The Enchanted Hill, Casa del Mar was also where W.R. Hearst spent his last years at the Castle. Your blog captures a life well lived, constantly imparting good– truth, health and happiness– including beauty, harmony, art, science to the world. Now a California State Park, Hearst Castle offers three different tours, and we made a day of it and went on all three. Meanwhile, William Randolph Hearst calls this “the Ranch” so ketchup is on the table. I really appreciate your blog. I visited Hearst Castle many years ago and enjoyed it very much. Your blog is full of the wonderful, multilayered colors and textures that you play with, and share so unselfishly with the world. There is a huge parking lot. Today, through the photos below, you can see what the inside looks like. Love you! Thanks for sharing from the seat of your soul with generosity and openness. You inspired me to do the same thing. Really enjoyed your poem on Animal magnetism. I encourage you to freely share and forward my blogs in context, with proper attribution, and with links back to this website attached. Thanks. Doing it again this year too! There is lots that I relate to in your comments! I am so totally impressed with your photography, poetry, and painting. Thank you so much for your beautiful heart! Now it is a legitimate activity in my life and I am enjoying it immensely! I mean, even if I had all the money in the world, I don’t think I’d ever want a room like this in my house! Hearst ran his empire from the room above during the day, and delighted in the company of his guests in the evening, with his actress companion Marion Davies. Thanks for keeping that idea alive. Every day I look forward to your blog. Thank you sincerely for your joyful out-pouring of love, light, color, comforting, inspiring words…. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. It gave me much to think about. What a fine piece! Wow! I am touched by this well thought out, well written essay. Vanity Fair may earn a portion of sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of our Affiliate Partnerships with retailers. View from Hearst Castle patio, San Simeon, Caifornia. Thank you for your burst of sunshine reflected in your positivity this morning… I look forward to your blogs. Beautiful, obviously….thanks for sharing…..but had to laugh at the ketchup and mustard bottles on the table amidst all the formality. Copies of photos and artwork are available for purchase in my Gallery. Louise, Your email address will not be published. But when it was threatened with fire, Hearst instructed that the trees in the gardens be saved before the house with all its rare artifacts. See more ideas about Hearst castle, Hearst, Castle. She had an outstanding career, and worked on this project for decades, often changing things as Hearst frequently changed his mind. The third pool to be built on this site, the Neptune Pool is 104 feet long, 58 feet wide … Polly, please keep sharing these pages! I did your 52 books challenge, and loved the structure that it provided to my selections. Can’t you see a miniseries like Downton Abbey taking place here? Thanks, I needed that! I feel the joy and love of the color and thought in all your work! Other flowers are lovely too, but hydrangeas are SPECIAL. The Roman Pool at Hearst castle is a tiled indoor pool decorated with eight statues of Roman gods, goddesses and heroes. What great seeds to sow in world thought! My mouth was watering! It gives me hope for the world…. I recently I recommended your blog to a friend saying, “She’s like a dear friend, she just doesn’t know me.” Thank you for all the delight you add to my days! Hearst Castle Pictures - if you were to do a search for images of this beautiful and popular attraction, you would find that most of them were taken of the same subjects from the same vantage points. This is just what I needed today. This is absolutely magnificent. However, the land surrounding the regal pile—some 82,000 acres—has remained largely unseen; it’s privately owned and run as a working cattle ranch. Your work is always spirited and inspirational. Thank you so much! Oh my goodness Polly, this is absolutely magnificent and reaches so far deep into my soul. Explore {{searchView.params.phrase}} by color family {{familyColorButtonText(}} Please click below to make a donation via PayPal. You are a wonder! by Marjorie Collard | Jan 1, 1997. Opening your email this morning truly lifted my Spirit. Thanks for sharing this wisdom. To revisit this article, visit My Profile, then View saved stories. It is uplifting and energizing to see such bright, cheerful, healthy and fresh images. This is a beautiful summary and reminder of how we can both individually and collectively dissolve the powerless, baseless lies with Truth. I printed it out and will try it. I am just left in awe ! Paperback Get it as soon as Fri, Sep 25. What a beautiful spirit you have, shining right through your source. Your eyes are keen and your photographs dynamic. Thank you! I love the infinite range of ideas, expression, and media in this BIG blog of yours. Tapestries are from the Middle Ages. Browse 7,777 san simeon stock photos and images available, or search for hearst castle or big sur to find more great stock photos and pictures. Quite unforgettable. I so enjoyed your trip blog. Love opening your blog each day — it is a treat that I save sometimes. I showed you photos of the outside of Hearst Castle, Photos of a Hike to the Top of Snake Mountain for a Marvelous View, Hike in Moosalamoo National Forest (Photos), Giving Tuesday: Biannual Plea for Blog Support, Season of Waiting (New Pastel Painting for Advent), Merchandise in my Shop Perfect for Holiday Gift Giving, Brussels Sprout Salad with Hemp Heart Dressing (Recipe), Stop, Look, Consider (Quote from Leo Tolstoy), Field of Dreams (New Abstract Landscape in Pastel), Left for a Month Long Camping Trip with our Daughter. I see joy and love expressed. Thanks for blessing my life and being such a shining light in the world! Thank you for tending these lovely flowers together, and for posting on your blog, Polly. You have a great eye for beauty Polly. Grace is a beautiful quality and you exude it in spades – thanks so much for all you do and are! Glorious! Your photos are so vivid and expressive and inspiring and artistic and alive! Love the abundance of exotic shapes and colours in the Autumn sunshine! Thank you for using this platform to share these references for listening & learning. I find it interesting that his affections remained with the trees…. With appreciation for all you do to magnify good! I salute you! I am a silent regular reader of your daily blog, and I’m finally in touch to tell you how much I like it. This blog is a daily dose from an spiritually-oriented, artist, thinker, sage. I love your coffee cake recipe, I have a book list from your blog, I love the photos, the poems, the paintings, the movie reviews, the humor, the honesty, the color. The image paired with the text was spot on! Thank you for your transparency of love, your generous sharing of what you are pondering and doing. Thanks!! The estate offers 11 dynamic tours (the Hearst & Hollywood Tour, the Holiday Twilight Hour, to name a few), with ticket prices ranging from $25 to $100 per adult. Bless you for sharing your inspiration with us all. Hearst Castle: DON'T GO IN SUMMER INSIDE!! Some truly marvelous work there!!! Thanks for your strong, bright and clear art work! It says with abundant clarity what thousands upon thousands of thoughtful men and women think and believe. Thank you Polly, I enjoyed your photographic tour of the Hearst Castle! They bring me such joy. This has needed to be said for a while! Polly, your reflection of Soul’s endless creativity is truly wonderful! Thank you. Thank you for the joy you share. How wonderful that you took all three tours! I cherish the healing thoughts therein very much, and they are very helpful. Happy Spring to you ! The house and rooms are chock full of priceless antiques and architectural salvage from Europe, via auction houses in New York City. It’s been a while since I’ve posted any photos from Hearst Castle, but this one stuck out to me. The pool appears to be styled after an ancient Roman bath such as the Baths of Caracalla in Rome c. 211-17 CE. Warm wishes, Annie H. You’ve taken beautiful photos both inside and out. Thanks so much! Our kids were mesmerized by the enormous living room — it … Thank you for being such a beautiful and prolific source of inspiration. Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California. I will refer to it often. Many aerial views and photos of Hearst Castle can be seen here. ©2020 Polly Castor. Please plan accordingly and allow a few hours to enjoy. So I feel lucky to be able to share our two-day visit to California’s spectacular Hearst Castle, complete with photos of the beautiful building and its antique decor. Feel free to use the "Print" button provided to utilize Polly's recipes for personal use. Here’s a video from YouTube which shows you the inside and outside of Hearst Castle, in case you are thinking of having your wedding at Hearst Castle. See more ideas about hearst castle, hearst, castle. The architect, Julia Morgan, was an amazing character that I’d love to read more about. Thank you for the constant good thoughts and beautiful expressions of love and joy that you share on your blog. Hearst Castle, including this bedroom, is a National and California Historical Landmark. I have to tell you that your spiritual to-do list was the springboard for a great talk with my older daughter. Your site is bolstering my creative thoughts. This picture was taken in Hearst Castle,California. Keep up the good work. Love your poetry, your photos, your ideas, your …YOU! (Photo by gnohz/ We enjoyed the Grand Rooms tour and the Upstairs Suites tour. Thank you for your ultra positive, upbeat, cheering and cheerful expressions in so many forms. Polly, I just love your spirit, innovativeness, receptivity to beauty and to God’s goodness expressed. Wow, super powerful and definitely what I needed to hear today. The splendor of the exterior continues inside the mansion. Love your blog’s colour and joyfulness and the inspiring leads, Polly. So we made reservations for that tour. ❤️, Beautifully written, Polly … captures my sentiments exactly.❤️. Hearst Castle. Go online to see photos, videos, and facts about these English castles. You encourage me to grow with your everyday wisdom and your lovely contributions. Yes indeed! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with the world! And I sure do thank you for inspiring me to greater efforts along all lines of life! Oh yum, Polly… These gorgeous photos made my mouth water and my eyes pop! I just want to say that I have really been enjoying your blog! could you direct me to more literature on spiritual healing? Polly, I am absolutely amazed. This is one of the BEST explanations of one’s understanding of God I have seen in a long time. Wow!! I am so happy to have found your site and to be able to enjoy your expression of Spirit! Required fields are marked *. I appreciate you!! I never before found computers this beautiful…. I enjoy your blog so much. Since opening to the public more than 50 years ago, Hearst Castle has drawn visitors to William Randolph Hearst’s opulent hilltop compound in San Simeon, along California’s central coast. The mosaic tiled patterns were inspired by mosaics found in the 5th Century Mausoleum of Galla Placidia in Ravenna, Italy. As I am sure you already know, Hearst Castle is an entertaining stop on Highway 1 and a unique piece of California history you really should explore. Thank you for sharing this quote. Beautiful photos. Wow, you outdid yourself this month with your Bits and Clips. Thank you! I started about a year ago and look forward to reading it every day. You truly have a way with words:  warm; strong; inviting; enlightening; so substantive, and more. It’s encouraging me to find ways to express what God reveals in me. Hearst Castle, San Simeon, is a National Historic Landmark and California Historical Landmark located on the Central Coast of California in the United States. Your talent is incredible!!! These rooms are so ridiculous in a way, yes? I am vegetarian and look for meals I can make that have lots of flavor. I love it! Thank you for all you bring to so many . I love reading your blog with it’s many insights. Jun 27, 2012 - Explore Pardha Pothana's board "Inside Hearst Castle", followed by 317 people on Pinterest. Thank You for sharing your innermost so openly. Hearst Castle was once home to newspaper publisher WR Hearst. Love all you do and express. When Hoyt Fields first visited Hearst Castle, the lavish San Simeon estate of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, the experience left him in awe. 165-room palace … Lovely Polly! You are a shining light and you are definitely using all your wonderful talents, I for one want to thank you so much for writing this blog. I must find the higher spiritual path that nature often helps me see. If you find that some photos violates copyright or have unacceptable properties, please inform us about it. This is a fantastic article Polly…so much in it, I know I’ll have to re read it at least twice more! Thank you for passing along such wise words. Polly this is absolutely exquisite and so inspiring. Love your blog. You show great courage, humility, and such support for everyone around you. 346,282 were here. Thank you for sharing such a personal, and at the same time, universal, love of beauty. I have just started this book and am really loving it! We are going to check on each other, and progress. Your blog is uplifting and enlightening, and seems to speak to me just when I need it most. I love the photos – such a gift which makes me feel closer to Fall, my favorite season. Photos are allowed inside of castle with flash off. Inside Amanda Hearst and Joachim Rønning's Stunning Hearst Castle Wedding The couple hosted family and friends at the estate built by the … Hearst Castle was my third stop (more posts on that later). Thank you for getting it out there. Note: The only way to Hearst Castle is to sign up for one of the tours the castle offers. You have a beautiful sense of soul that you share – it blesses me and so many! Thank you so much. Polly, what amazing and timely insight in these wise words! Getting to Hearst Castle. Thanks, Polly, for listening so carefully and sharing so selflessly. Thank you Polly!! Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (updated 1/1/20) and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement (updated 1/1/20) and Your California Privacy Rights. The outstanding photos and the amazing narratives made me feel I was on vacation for a few minutes each day. Hi Polly, loved this poem. I am simply amazed at the wealth of beauty, soul, and experience. Ad Choices, Since opening to the public more than 50 years ago, Hearst Castle has drawn visitors to William Randolph Hearst’s opulent hilltop compound in San Simeon, along California’s central coast. Oct 18, 2020 - Explore April Hatchett's board "Hearst Castle", followed by 121 people on Pinterest. The castle is open daily from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Illuminating thoughts, thank you for sharing them. Now, the upcoming book. ( Loved your plein air painting, the pictures of the garden plenty — oh wow. She was the first female architect in California, and went to Paris for training, where she was the first woman allowed into the architecture school. How blest you are to be a poet, photographer, artist, metaphysician, all wrapped up into One. I enjoy your strong, bold artwork– there is so much going on in them that my imagination takes off. Putting the art of poetry, photography and painting into your hands is God’s gift to us who get to read it and see it. Such a rich feast! You show us how God’s love shines in all things. The Brussels sprouts were an exceptionally BIG hit here…. When I open my email in the morning I read all the have-to emails first; I save yours to read as dessert. Polly….I’m happier because of you; I sure do thank you. Flash photography is not allowed inside the buildings, but is throughout the grounds. Please don’t steal my work. Originally built in 1919 as the home of newspaper/media magnet, William Randolph Hearst, the castle was bequeathed to the state of California in 1957 and opened to the public. I always appreciate your reviews. Yes, lots of good flavor triggers in there. Explore {{searchView.params.phrase}} by color family {{familyColorButtonText(}} Hearst Castle's indoor pool with afternoon light in San Simeon California in June 1981. [it] was uplifting and instructive. Love your work, Polly. I’ll be thinking about it all night…and tomorrow we will break out the paints! Today’s post was a Gift from God. You are an inspiration to me, and I’m sure to many others. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. Love it. Daily Photo – Inside Hearst Castle. Love these colours and the strong contrasts Polly! Bring your fancy camera, great views at the top. I look forward to reading your posts! She hand picked for Hearst all the artifacts you see here, to his specifications. What an inspiring and uplifting painting. You are a treasure! I feel such gratitude for the beautiful way in which you express God. When we got to the visitor centre we picked up our wristbands and lined up at Gate 1 for the bus ride to the castle. This was not his only house, but it was the one he liked best. You’re an amazing role model!! If you are in the area, be sure to check out the poor mans Hearst Castle in Cambria and to see the elephant seals as well. Hearst Castle was once home to newspaper publisher WR Hearst. You are terrific and amazing. I look forward to your messages each day, like a delightful gift to unwrap. Everything on your site is so colorful, spiritual and alive! In many outstanding ways. Bless your precious and beautiful soul for sharing this. Your reading challenge has inspired me and given me permission to read again, as previously I had just fitted reading round everything else. Thank you for sharing. 5.0 out of 5 stars 5. Such a complete radiance of Soul you are demonstrating. You are a blessing! The amazing blue pool with sculptures and greek temple facades inside Hearst Castle, California, United States. You certainly are a shining example…. More of less, the owners were titans of industry (transportation, steel, publishing) and amassed vast wealth very quickly. You are such an inspiring person, Polly, and I love the variety of your activities you share with us all! Polly, your wonderful blog is doing more than its bit in this dreadful time. Your inspiration and love of nature is appreciated! Inside Hearst Castle, America's favorite palace (Pictures) William Randolph Hearst built one of the largest media empires in history, as well as one of the most ostentatious homes and art collections. Thank you for sharing yourself and creativity in such a transparent way, it is very inspiring and humbling to me. Thank you so much for your fantastic, soulful images– your photos really capture the love, joy, camaraderie, power, and intensity of the present moment. Hearst Castle is a popular spot. ❤️. I have a thing for house museums, particularly those of the upper crust during the Gilded Age (1890s- 19-teens). THANK you for sharing so abundantly! It is always refreshing to see the loves, joys, challenges, and triumphs that you share on your blog. Field of Dreams (New Abstract Landscape in Pastel) →, Daring Greatly (Book Review with Quotes) →, Left for a Month Long Camping Trip with our Daughter →, - The Stationery Shop (Book Review), - Giving Tuesday: Biannual Plea for Blog Support, - Bits and Clips for November 2020, - Season of Waiting (New Pastel Painting for Advent), - Photos from November Hikes 2020 They do have a souvenir shop and serve hot food. Thank you. Thank you so much for this wonderful insight! Hearst Castle’s official site recommends the Grand Rooms Tour for first-time visitors. Now a California State Park, Hearst Castle offers three different tours, and we made a day of it and went on all three. Tour Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, and the Queen's Scottish palace now offer virtual tours. Each guest would have the run of the place with all its amenities, pools, tennis courts, horseback riding, or a car to go down to the beach, etc, during the day, but then they were expected to show up for dinner, conversation, and a movie with Hearst in the evenings. Thanks, Polly! The ceilings are outrageously ornate. You are so incredibly sweet, gracious, kind, thoughtful, creative, generous, joyful, witty, courageous, tender, persistent, compassionate, brilliant, articulate, ad infinitum! Today’s was dynamite, and very helpful for understanding our role as individuals at this time. I really do. I am glad I came across these beautiful words. The phrase ‘divine choreography’ is resonating with me. Hearst Castle pictures are closely guarded by its media department, and you’re only able to publish them with their permission. I wanted you to know that I found the time I spent on your blog to be relaxing, refreshing, inspiring, and totally enjoyable. © 2020 Condé Nast. Very clear. Thank you for your generosity and your overflowing sense of soul which you share so beautifully and articulately with everyone!! I’m a fan! WONDERFUL blog, Polly! FREE Shipping on your first order shipped by Amazon. I love your blog. I found a couple of specific ideas expressed here that apply to a specific situation in my life. It brings joy every day. Thanks so much for this recommendation Polly. I find it very inspiring! Your posts are treasure troves of your beautiful and giving heart. Your blog is bursting with poetry, art, writings, love of God, family, friends, all things great and wonderful and good! Thank you so much for recommending it. I have tremendous admiration for your strength, your depth, your compassion, your passion and your love. Our fave film in 2019 was The Green Book – which we watched following your recommendation. I feel like an armchair adventurer…. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. I did your tomato tart a few days ago, and it was fabulous! Thank you Polly for this article on supply! I get so happy when I see your paintings. Let me know your favorite spot at Hearst Castle in the comments. Hearst Castle is located on the majestic Central Coast of California. Yes, healing does happen when we deeply and humbly pray. Keep in mind: Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money from these links. Made me smile while I was reading it. You are doing so wonderfully at praising God with your talents. Thank you for your blog. I cannot wait to try this recipe! Prior explicit permission is required, however, for any portion of Polly Castor’s photographs, art works or writings to be otherwise copied, reproduced in any way, re-blogged or downloaded (Contact Me Here). Hearst entertained the wealthy, the famous, and the powerful here– everyone from Churchill to Charlie Chaplain. Absolutely stunning, Polly. You are letting your light shine. Thank you for this beautiful poem. My mother adores your blog and speaks to me often about what recent nugget you shared which she thought was wonderful! Photography for Publication or Broadcast When Hearst Castle was donated to the State of California to operate, it was accompanied by a gift deed, which restricts its use to educational, interpretive, and philanthropic purposes that benefit Hearst Castle directly. This is absolutely beautiful and so incredibly helpful and inspiring! Today’s is dynamite and very helpful to viewing our role as individuals at this time. I’m grateful for you opening my eyes to the wonders that surround us. I truly love and am inspired by your blog, including capturing the beauty of life in the moment, teaching by example, taking time with children, and spirituality. Your multiple images and vocabulary choices give energy and renewed resolve to flagging spirits. It’s so formal and unlivable… LOVE it. You have put into words what so many of us have in our minds and hearts. This blog deeply resonates while being beautiful, delicious, inspiring, and fun. Thank you for these great ideas! We watched in awe … and have recommended in turn. I made your fabulous Fish Tacos and they were BEYOND delicious!! You are … just plain wonderful, Polly! Very helpful in these seemingly uncertain times. I loved this post! Step inside this historic Beverly Hills mansion, where newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst once lived and JFK and Jackie honeymooned. Inside Xanadu: The breathtaking Californian castle of media tycoon William Hearst who inspired Orson Welles' classic Citizen Kane . What an incredible blessing and inspiration you are. I want to express my gratitude to you for such a well thought out essay. Oh my gosh how did you know I needed this today? The house and rooms are chock full of priceless antiques and architectural salvage from Europe, via auction houses in New York City. Thank you for all the inspiration you share so generously. ????? I need to put them into action. But today you are on top. Polly, you are a whiz at living life the way it’s meant to be. What lovely Soul-inspired insights! I am so happy to have your blog in my life! Very clear truths. Built out of concrete, the house has withstood an earthquake. A powerful message. Sounds delicious and simple! Your paintings make me so happy. Others had thought this spot was too hard to build on – water had to come from too far, and the road was thought too difficult to construct– but she just graciously did it anyway. I think you have covered absolutely every way anyone would wish to be blessed. You put into words what I have been grappling with for a long time. I love seeing them. I am deeply grateful! Thank you for letting the divine shine through you so brightly!

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