Wednesday, 9 October 2013

M Is For Money...

...and plenty of it.  No, this isn't Coventry, England.  This photo was taken during our recent trip to California, USA.  


Roman Indoor swimming pool at Hearst Castle.
Totally magnificent and a must to visit 
if you do the Pacific Coast drive between 
San Francisco and Los Angeles, California.


It had to take a few dollars to build something as grand as this.
American newspaper publisher and owner, William Randolph Hearst, wasn't short of a bob or two.

Participating in ABC Wednesday.



21 comments:

Reader Wil said...

This is really spectacular! It must have cost a pretty penny!
Have a great week.
Wil, ABCW Team

Merisi said...

Magnificent!

Leslie: said...

My parents took us there when we were kids and I remember the splendour of the entire place, especially this pool. I'd love to go back and see it again from an adult perspective!

Leslie
abcw team

TheChieftess said...

Ah!!! I recognized it immediately!!! It is stunningly beautiful in person...and you captured it well!!!

Jesh St Germain said...

Wow, didn't know about this swimming pool in Hearst castle - magnificent!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous place.

Roger Owen Green said...

That little shack? (OK, I jest.)
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Gerald (SK14) said...

certainly NOT Coventry!

Fun60 said...

I have heard so much about Hearst castle that I know I will just have to go and see it for myself one day soon. It is just so opulent.

Carver said...

Very decadent and definitely cost a lot of money. Great idea for M day.

LONDONLULU said...

I have always wanted to see this! Oh my, what a place! Crazy, fascinating, spectacular. Thank you for these glimpses!

Cloudia said...

I must confess that I'd enjoy gobbs of green $$$$$$$$$$$$$


ALOHA from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral
=^..^= <3

Wanda said...

Several years ago, my sister and I did a "Sister Weekend" at Hurst Castle..that pool was breathtaking.

JM said...

This is amazing! It cam compete with the Hungarian baths at Budapest.

Chrissy Brand said...

Magnificent, mostly madness...

Ann said...

I don't think they spared any of the green stuff!!!!
Ann

Tanya Breese said...

pretty amazing! i have never been there for some reason! now it's kind of too far ;)

LOLfromPasa said...

I almost didn't want to do another posting today...I love this pool so much. Thank you all for your charming comments. I has been fun to see who has been there too. If you haven't...put it on the list if you are ever in California :).

Jack said...

I was here so many years ago that I am embarrassed to admit how many. Quite a place, isn't it?

Hilda said...

I'm speechless. Just, Wow!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh my gosh Lauren, these are spectacular shots..the colours are sublime.. at first I thought this has to be somewhere in India! I like it when abundantly wealthy people use their money for all to enjoy! So they darn well should :)))