La Cuesta Encantada

Hearst Castle, also known as “the Enchanted Hill,” is a spectacle of the past. Most of the art work and furniture dates back to the 16th-18th century. He was very into antiques to say the least. Every detail is so ornate, I found myself in awe of what now seems utilitarian: doors, ceilings, key holes, bed frames, lamp shades…the list goes on. I couldn’t help but imagine Hollywood stars in the 20’s and 30’s sipping cocktails and making merry. Supposedly, one of the most played games by guests was hide-and-go-seek and I believe it! Personally, if I had been a Hollywood starlit of the Golden Age, I would have sipped cocktails by the pool(s!). A gal can dream!

One of the many ceiling imported from Europe.

honey comb ceiling

Call of the Wild by Jack London on display! It was a happy sad feeling seeing so many old books not being read.

hanging out by the pool. no big deal.

h.

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About Soup and the Clouds

I treasure the small adventures in life. Such as, listening to records, making jam from farmer's market produce, seeing new sites, eating the best tomato I've ever had, reading a good book, watching a film, appreciating a good font, going for a long bike ride or walking down a street I've never walked on before. The list goes on.

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