Himself: Swam. Rebuilt the bed frame. Held my hand while I struggled with a new program. Grocery shopping.
Herself: Swam. Keeping things simple in the midst of my own chaos. Finally canceled and restarted the slide show. Very disappointed in everyone as no one has radishes right now. I’ll find them at Stump’s Market today.
Gratitude: Partial Sunshine. June gloom here at the beach.
Hearst must have felt heart-broken when his doctors ordered him to move into the city closer to medical care. From the guest house, Casa del Mar, the first Hearst residence on the hill, to Marion Davies home in Beverly hills. He died in 1951 a recluse cut off from the remains of his publishing empire and his beloved ranch.
Along a ridge near the castle, is a long, curving line of cement poles. In some places, you can still see the wooden pieces above. This was a gently curving pergola designed so his guests could ride out in the heat of the day in comfort. Vines and trees covered the path. The pergola remains on ranch land today and is no longer maintained.
Taken from the road leading up to the castle, this is one of three remaining animal shelters left on the ranch, 2010.
Wikipedia on Hearst Castle
Friends of Hearst Castle
Roman Pool Mosaics
The Gardens of Hearst Castle
Hearst Castle on Facebook
Julia Morgan - Wikipedia
Index of Buildings by Julia Morgan
WR Hearst - Britannica Article and links
Google Books - WR Hearst, the early years
Marion Davies - Wikepedia with links
The Marion Davies Guest House