S is for San Simeon’s Hearst Castle Gothic Study

letter sWell, today happens to be Earth Day and it’s also my birthday. Oh joy. I’m getting older… Anyway, today we’re visiting a fairly old treasure on the west coast of the United States. It’s Hearst Castle’s Gothic Study in San Simeon, California.

Hearst Castle was built for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst in 1919, and the castle is now considered a National and California Historical Landmark. Of course, we’re interested in books and Hearst Castle’s Gothic Study has a magnificent collection of rare texts. Hearst’s private libraries reside on the castle’s third floor. The Gothic Study was where Hearst worked in a cathedral-like atmosphere.

San Simeon’s Hearst Castle Gothic Study

Hearst Castle
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Hearst Castle Gothic Study
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Gothic Study
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Hearst Castle
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Hearst Castle Library
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Hearst Castle Gothic Study
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I’ll see you tomorrow for the letter T.

4 thoughts on “S is for San Simeon’s Hearst Castle Gothic Study

  1. Wow! I suddenly wish I was a multi-millionaire so I could have a study like this! In fact, I’d accept just those chandeliers… and a place in my house high enough to hang them from… sigh…
    Oh well! Great post, and thanks for giving me a glimpse of something truly splendid!
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