Thursday Doors – September 11, 2014

This is one of many ornate doors found at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, CA

Publishing tycoon William Randolf Hearst spared no expense building this ultra-luxurious hilltop mansion that would serve as his retreat to entertain his rich, powerful and famous friends.

He brought in the finest artwork, artisans, and craftsmen of the time from every corner of the globe.

The place provides an amazing look at a bygone era of opulence; as our tour guide repeated often when we visited, “If it looks like gold, that’s because it is.”

Hearst Castle

Thanks for looking 🙂

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World’s youngest grumpy old man & heart failure wonder boy. Interests: writing, woodworking, photography, travel, tennis, wine, and I know a bit about power tools.
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9 Responses to Thursday Doors – September 11, 2014

  1. Marietta says:

    This is a work of art meant to be functional as well as visually pleasing! I stand in awe.

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  2. Candia says:

    Thanks for the ‘like’, Norm.
    Brilliant door.


    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Being a lifetime Montreal that post certainly caught my eye. It’ll be interesting to see what happens after the vote next week.
      And thanks for your visit too 🙂


  3. Nice choice. That place is surreal.

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