January 2015 - Hearst Castle

San Simeon, CA

Seal Beach

More Castle Information from Wikipedia

A stop at Solvang, a Danish tourist town

The grounds and beach at the San Simeon Best Western


Some interior rooms of the Castle


The dining room - notice the ketchup and mustard bottles.  Hearst always insisted they should on the dining table.

The main entrance to the castle - Casa Grande 


The three Guest Cottages

Casa del Mar - front and rear


Casa del Monte 

Casa del Sol 

Terraces and views


The Neptune Pool


The indoor Roman Pool

The bell tower

Elephant Seal Beach - three miles North of the Castle along the coast

The elephant seals come here in January to have their pups and mate for next year.

  Bachelor quarters

  Family quarters (harems)

  Two quarreling bachelors