I always appreciate your reviews. ©2020 Polly Castor. I love seeing them. THANK you for sharing so abundantly! Your talent is incredible!!! Everything on your site is so colorful, spiritual and alive! I really do. Thank you for your generosity and your overflowing sense of soul which you share so beautifully and articulately with everyone!! (Photo by gnohz/Depositphotos.com) We enjoyed the Grand Rooms tour and the Upstairs Suites tour. Thank you for sharing yourself and creativity in such a transparent way, it is very inspiring and humbling to me. They bring me such joy. It’s been a while since I’ve posted any photos from Hearst Castle, but this one stuck out to me. Hearst Castle was once home to newspaper publisher WR Hearst. Hearst Castle, including this bedroom, is a National and California Historical Landmark. This blog is a daily dose from an spiritually-oriented, artist, thinker, sage. 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. 5.0 out of 5 stars 5. You have a beautiful sense of soul that you share – it blesses me and so many! 333 hearst castle stock photos are available royalty-free. The phrase ‘divine choreography’ is resonating with me. You are a woman deeply filled to the brim…. Hi Polly, loved this poem. You are an inspiration! 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) http://aweber.com/t/DJZpT, - Giving Tuesday: Biannual Plea for Blog Support http://aweber.com/t/Oy5DX, - Bits and Clips for November 2020 http://aweber.com/t/G95C7, - Season of Waiting (New Pastel Painting for Advent) http://aweber.com/t/Rc187, - Photos from November Hikes 2020 http://aweber.com/t/RqJC7. I am a silent regular reader of your daily blog, and I’m finally in touch to tell you how much I like it. Thank you Polly, I enjoyed your photographic tour of the Hearst Castle! Keep up the good work. You are letting your light shine. ❤️. I’m fascinated by all you do! The castle cookbook: The favorite recipes of William Randolph Hearst with rare photos & inside glimpses of Hearst Castle & its celebrated guests. 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. Polly this is absolutely exquisite and so inspiring. Absolutely stunning, Polly. Sounds delicious and simple! Polly….I’m happier because of you; I sure do thank you. I feel such gratitude for the beautiful way in which you express God. I printed it out and will try it. Opening your email this morning truly lifted my Spirit. It’s encouraging me to find ways to express what God reveals in me. Thank you for these great ideas! It gives me hope for the world…. Getting to Hearst Castle. Go online to see photos, videos, and facts about these English castles. Yes indeed! The outstanding photos and the amazing narratives made me feel I was on vacation for a few minutes each day. Thank you so much! Bless you for sharing your inspiration with us all. Thanks for sharing this wisdom. - See 6,810 traveler reviews, 6,959 candid photos, and great deals for San Simeon, CA, at Tripadvisor. Beautiful photos. You are terrific and amazing. I love the infinite range of ideas, expression, and media in this BIG blog of yours. 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. Thanks, Polly! I feel the joy and love of the color and thought in all your work! Thank you for all your uplifting daily contributions, wherever form they take – photos, recipes, artwork, book reviews and smiley faces! 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! Daily Photo – Inside Hearst Castle. You certainly are a shining example…. I am so totally impressed with your photography, poetry, and painting. 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. Meanwhile, William Randolph Hearst calls this “the Ranch” so ketchup is on the table. Magnificent poem. Neptune Pool. Thanks so much! Polly, what amazing and timely insight in these wise words! Yesterday I showed you photos of the outside of Hearst Castle. There is lots that I relate to in your comments! The splendor of the exterior continues inside the mansion. Today’s is dynamite and very helpful to viewing our role as individuals at this time. Thank you. I encourage you to freely share and forward my blogs in context, with proper attribution, and with links back to this website attached. Required fields are marked *. Your eyes are keen and your photographs dynamic. LOVE it. Your work is always spirited and inspirational. This is a fantastic article Polly…so much in it, I know I’ll have to re read it at least twice more! WONDERFUL blog, Polly! Your blog is very interesting and insightful. Thank you for sharing such a personal, and at the same time, universal, love of beauty. You are an inspiration to me, and I’m sure to many others. Thank you for getting it out there. Thank you so much. Love your blog. ????? Your blog is full of the wonderful, multilayered colors and textures that you play with, and share so unselfishly with the world. More of less, the owners were titans of industry (transportation, steel, publishing) and amassed vast wealth very quickly. A beautiful wake up call to change our thinking and focus on what is real and true. I am vegetarian and look for meals I can make that have lots of flavor. These photos are so wonderful, it really warms the heart. 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. Flash photography is not allowed inside the buildings, but is throughout the grounds. You are such a gem Polly-  it is an incredible blessing to daily read your blog! The third pool to be built on this site, the Neptune Pool is 104 feet long, 58 feet wide … This is just what I needed today. So we made reservations for that tour. 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. Polly, your reflection of Soul’s endless creativity is truly wonderful! could you direct me to more literature on spiritual healing? There is a huge parking lot. I find it interesting that his affections remained with the trees…. Excellent post, dear Polly! "I was overwhelmed," the Hearst Castle museum director said. ❤️, Beautifully written, Polly … captures my sentiments exactly.❤️. Lovely Polly! So honest and uplifting. Love this– actually so “timely” for what I have been thinking about lately. Thank you for your blog. Your blog captures a life well lived, constantly imparting good– truth, health and happiness– including beauty, harmony, art, science to the world. Your blog is uplifting and enlightening, and seems to speak to me just when I need it most. some very funny but always with love. Let me know your favorite spot at Hearst Castle in the comments. You inspire goodness, wholeness, contentedness and joy. 346,282 were here. Polly, you are a whiz at living life the way it’s meant to be. I just want to say that I have really been enjoying your blog! I like your idea of the castle as a location for a miniseries. Thanks. To revisit this article, select My⁠ ⁠Account, then View saved stories. Polly, your wonderful blog is doing more than its bit in this dreadful time. Oh yum, Polly… These gorgeous photos made my mouth water and my eyes pop! What a fine piece! What a beautiful spirit you have, shining right through your source. It brings joy every day. Hearst Castle pictures are closely guarded by its media department, and you’re only able to publish them with their permission. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I found a couple of specific ideas expressed here that apply to a specific situation in my life. I enjoy your strong, bold artwork– there is so much going on in them that my imagination takes off. [it] was uplifting and instructive. Thank you so much for this wonderful insight! 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. Thank you Polly for this article on supply! Now a California State Park, Hearst Castle offers three different tours, and we made a day of it and went on all three. I enjoy your blog so much. See more ideas about Hearst castle, Hearst, Castle. If you find that some photos violates copyright or have unacceptable properties, please inform us about it. Thanks, Polly, for listening so carefully and sharing so selflessly. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I have just started this book and am really loving it! Polly, I am absolutely amazed. You are a treasure! Such a complete radiance of Soul you are demonstrating. I’m a fan! Built out of concrete, the house has withstood an earthquake. I made your fabulous Fish Tacos and they were BEYOND delicious!! Loved your plein air painting, the pictures of the garden plenty — oh wow. It’s so formal and unlivable… Thanks for keeping that idea alive. Tour Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, and the Queen's Scottish palace now offer virtual tours. With appreciation for all you do to magnify good! These rooms are so ridiculous in a way, yes? I so enjoyed your trip blog. Thank you Polly!! Note: The only way to Hearst Castle is to sign up for one of the tours the castle offers. I have so enjoyed your recent posts– about your garden, your reflections about parenting, your vibrant artwork– so many wonderful expressions of Spirit. The house and rooms are chock full of priceless antiques and architectural salvage from Europe, via auction houses in New York City. I have a thing for house museums, particularly those of the upper crust during the Gilded Age (1890s- 19-teens). You are interested in: Hearst castle interior photos. The pool appears to be styled after an ancient Roman bath such as the Baths of Caracalla in Rome c. 211-17 CE. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. I work to amplify good wherever I find it. When I open my email in the morning I read all the have-to emails first; I save yours to read as dessert. Yes, lots of good flavor triggers in there. Thank you for Saying So Well What Needs To Be SAID! Thanks for blessing my life and being such a shining light in the world! Thanks for your strong, bright and clear art work! I’ll be thinking about it all night…and tomorrow we will break out the paints! I am so happy to have your blog in my life! Some truly marvelous work there!!! I am deeply grateful! 346,698 were here. View from Hearst Castle patio, San Simeon, Caifornia. The image paired with the text was spot on! Thank you so much for your beautiful heart! I cannot wait to try this recipe! Doing it again this year too! The house and rooms are chock full of priceless antiques and architectural salvage from Europe, via auction houses in New York City. Your blog is like a conversation with a dear friend. I cherish the healing thoughts therein very much, and they are very helpful. 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. I started about a year ago and look forward to reading it every day. This is absolutely magnificent. I am so happy to have found your site and to be able to enjoy your expression of Spirit! Today’s was dynamite, and very helpful for understanding our role as individuals at this time. Vanity Fair may earn a portion of sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of our Affiliate Partnerships with retailers. They do have a souvenir shop and serve hot food. Warm wishes, Annie H. You’ve taken beautiful photos both inside and out. Other flowers are lovely too, but hydrangeas are SPECIAL. 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. 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. Tickets for tours of the castle can be booked online up to 60 days ahead of time. I did your tomato tart a few days ago, and it was fabulous! Love you! Not easy to do! Love these colours and the strong contrasts Polly! Now, the upcoming book. The ceilings are outrageously ornate. Thank you for tending these lovely flowers together, and for posting on your blog, Polly. Thank you for your burst of sunshine reflected in your positivity this morning… I look forward to your blogs. Thank you for sharing this quote. Oh my gosh how did you know I needed this today? How wonderful that you took all three tours! Your vibrant art work is superb. Keep in mind: Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money from these links. I love that you live such an active life, have so many interests, and share your insights with me. Bring your fancy camera, great views at the top. Love your blog’s colour and joyfulness and the inspiring leads, Polly. You are a blessing! This is one of the BEST explanations of one’s understanding of God I have seen in a long time. I love your blog. Thank you so much for recommending it. This blog is upbeat, progressive, sincere, colorful, metaphoric, and exploratory. 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. It gave me much to think about. Our kids were mesmerized by the enormous living room — it … 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. Hearst Castle was my third stop (more posts on that later). 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. Wow, you outdid yourself this month with your Bits and Clips. This blog deeply resonates while being beautiful, delicious, inspiring, and fun. Inside Xanadu: The breathtaking Californian castle of media tycoon William Hearst who inspired Orson Welles' classic Citizen Kane . Thanks for sharing your inspiration with the world! Copies of photos and artwork are available for purchase in my Gallery. Love opening your blog each day — it is a treat that I save sometimes. The castle is open daily from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. I found it quite enriching and resonate with those true answers. I must find the higher spiritual path that nature often helps me see. You are doing so wonderfully at praising God with your talents. FREE Shipping on your first order shipped by Amazon. I see joy and love expressed. It is uplifting and energizing to see such bright, cheerful, healthy and fresh images. See more ideas about hearst castle, hearst, castle. Thank you for letting the divine shine through you so brightly! Beautiful, obviously….thanks for sharing…..but had to laugh at the ketchup and mustard bottles on the table amidst all the formality. 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. Thank you! This is a beautiful summary and reminder of how we can both individually and collectively dissolve the powerless, baseless lies with Truth. Thank you so.much, Polly. Oct 18, 2020 - Explore April Hatchett's board "Hearst Castle", followed by 121 people on Pinterest. 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. Polly! Thank You for sharing your innermost so openly. Your multiple images and vocabulary choices give energy and renewed resolve to flagging spirits. Explore {{searchView.params.phrase}} by color family {{familyColorButtonText(colorFamily.name)}} Hearst Castle's indoor pool with afternoon light in San Simeon California in June 1981. Our fave film in 2019 was The Green Book – which we watched following your recommendation. This has needed to be said for a while! Louise, Your email address will not be published. Paperback Get it as soon as Fri, Sep 25. Your email address will not be published. I really appreciate your blog. What an inspiring and uplifting painting. Thank you! Thank you for the constant good thoughts and beautiful expressions of love and joy that you share on your blog. Wow, super powerful and definitely what I needed to hear today. 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. For complete Information please contact Lisa McGurrin at Hearst Castle 805-927-2070. 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). Polly, please keep sharing these pages! I am just left in awe ! Please click below to make a donation via PayPal. Glorious! I am touched by this well thought out, well written essay. Today, through the photos below, you can see what the inside looks like. What lovely Soul-inspired insights! 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. Thanks so much for this recommendation Polly. Quite unforgettable. Thank you so much for your fantastic, soulful images– your photos really capture the love, joy, camaraderie, power, and intensity of the present moment. Thanks, and keep on keeping on! Thanks!! You have a great eye for beauty Polly. I get so happy when I see your paintings. Thank you for this beautiful poem. It radiates hope and feeling of calmness. I love the photos – such a gift which makes me feel closer to Fall, my favorite season. Bless your precious and beautiful soul for sharing this. Covering 68,500 square feet (6,360 square metres), Hearst Castle contains 115 rooms, including 38 bedrooms, more than 40 bathrooms, a theatre, and a beauty salon. I visited Hearst Castle many years ago and enjoyed it very much. Love your work, Polly. My mouth was watering! Your photos are so vivid and expressive and inspiring and artistic and alive! I just have to say it. I am glad I came across these beautiful words. Thank you for your transparency of love, your generous sharing of what you are pondering and doing. I am in absolute awe of your thorough and articulate way you describe how all of this works. Jun 27, 2012 - Explore Pardha Pothana's board "Inside Hearst Castle", followed by 317 people on Pinterest. Many aerial views and photos of Hearst Castle can be seen here. I wanted you to know that I found the time I spent on your blog to be relaxing, refreshing, inspiring, and totally enjoyable. Now the work required to make a lasting change is up to each of us! WOW! You are … just plain wonderful, Polly! Photos are allowed inside of castle with flash off. Thank you for sharing. You’re an amazing role model!! I have tremendous admiration for your strength, your depth, your compassion, your passion and your love. 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 love it! I feel like an armchair adventurer…. by Marjorie Collard | Jan 1, 1997. Wow!! 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. Thank you for your ultra positive, upbeat, cheering and cheerful expressions in so many forms. I feel your heart when I see them. © 2020 Condé Nast. Very clear. Thank you for your spiritual calm, support for each of us, uninhibited creativity, and amazing paintings. I never before found computers this beautiful…. You are an inspiration! Your site is bolstering my creative thoughts. 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. We watched in awe … and have recommended in turn. Original, demonstrating individuality and confidence! Thanks, I needed that! Every day I look forward to your blog. I did your 52 books challenge, and loved the structure that it provided to my selections. My mother adores your blog and speaks to me often about what recent nugget you shared which she thought was wonderful! Hearst Castle, San Simeon, is a National Historic Landmark and California Historical Landmark located on the Central Coast of California in the United States. When Hoyt Fields first visited Hearst Castle, the lavish San Simeon estate of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, the experience left him in awe. Polly, I just love your spirit, innovativeness, receptivity to beauty and to God’s goodness expressed. Such a rich feast! How blest you are to be a poet, photographer, artist, metaphysician, all wrapped up into One. This speaks to me. But today you are on top. Happy Spring to you ! I think you have covered absolutely every way anyone would wish to be blessed. Illuminating thoughts, thank you for sharing them. Your posts are treasure troves of your beautiful and giving heart. Very helpful in these seemingly uncertain times. I look forward to reading your posts! She hand picked for Hearst all the artifacts you see here, to his specifications. Wow! I need to put them into action. And I sure do thank you for inspiring me to greater efforts along all lines of life! Love all you do and express. Thank you Polly for your radiant joy and embrace of each of us, wrapping us in your color and beauty of Soul. I just adore all of your wonderful posts and everything that you share so generously. I have to tell you that your spiritual to-do list was the springboard for a great talk with my older daughter. What great seeds to sow in world thought! You encourage me to grow with your everyday wisdom and your lovely contributions. 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. It says with abundant clarity what thousands upon thousands of thoughtful men and women think and believe. Thank you! "I enjoy imparting what we have there to our first-time visitors, just walking around with them and seeing the amazement in their faces." This is absolutely beautiful and so incredibly helpful and inspiring! Please plan accordingly and allow a few hours to enjoy. Tapestries are from the Middle Ages. Can’t you see a miniseries like Downton Abbey taking place here? You are my favorite artist. I look forward to your messages each day, like a delightful gift to unwrap. Hearst Castle’s official site recommends the Grand Rooms Tour for first-time visitors. You are such an inspiring person, Polly, and I love the variety of your activities you share with us all! Hearst Castle was once home to newspaper publisher WR Hearst. Hearst entertained the wealthy, the famous, and the powerful here– everyone from Churchill to Charlie Chaplain. Keep posting similar reads and spreading positivity. It is always refreshing to see the loves, joys, challenges, and triumphs that you share on your blog. Thanks for sharing from the seat of your soul with generosity and openness. Explore {{searchView.params.phrase}} by color family {{familyColorButtonText(colorFamily.name)}} Thank you for using this platform to share these references for listening & learning. Feel free to use the "Print" button provided to utilize Polly's recipes for personal use. You show great courage, humility, and such support for everyone around you. Your inspiration and love of nature is appreciated! Thank you. What an incredible blessing and inspiration you are. This was not his only house, but it was the one he liked best. You have put into words what so many of us have in our minds and hearts. It was a wonderful mix of beauty, humor, and thoughtfulness. (Here are selected photos on this topic, but full relevance is not guaranteed.) Today, through the photos below, you can see what the inside looks like. You show us how God’s love shines in all things. Easy to see why you are much loved. Hearst Castle is a popular spot. I will refer to it often. In many outstanding ways. Love your poetry, your photos, your ideas, your …YOU! Thank you for your commitment to reality and our true nature! You are so incredibly sweet, gracious, kind, thoughtful, creative, generous, joyful, witty, courageous, tender, persistent, compassionate, brilliant, articulate, ad infinitum! You are a wonder! Yes, healing does happen when we deeply and humbly pray. We are going to check on each other, and progress. You inspired me to do the same thing. I loved this post! Oh my goodness Polly, this is absolutely magnificent and reaches so far deep into my soul. Very clear truths. 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. Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California. Love your blog. The architect, Julia Morgan, was an amazing character that I’d love to read more about. 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! Thank you for the joy you share. The Roman Pool at Hearst castle is a tiled indoor pool decorated with eight statues of Roman gods, goddesses and heroes. Two of my favorite adjectives! Step inside this historic Beverly Hills mansion, where newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst once lived and JFK and Jackie honeymooned. Hearst Castle. Really enjoyed your poem on Animal magnetism. The amazing blue pool with sculptures and greek temple facades inside Hearst Castle, California, United States. Love the abundance of exotic shapes and colours in the Autumn sunshine! Browse 7,714 hearst castle stock photos and images available, or search for hearst castle pool to find more great stock photos and pictures. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, and the helpful ones of others. Your paintings make me so happy. You truly have a way with words:  warm; strong; inviting; enlightening; so substantive, and more. I find it very inspiring! Now it is a legitimate activity in my life and I am enjoying it immensely! Your tart was just perfect! 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.