Saturday, September 3, 2011

Hearst Castle - San Simeon


Thanks to William Randolph Hearst we have the Hearst Castle in San Simeon, CA.  It truly is one of the most enchanting places in the western United States.  I love all the antiques, art, and architecture.  Some think it is a shame that so many items were removed from Europe, but after a visit to the Castle, I can honestly say that I'm grateful that Mr. Hearst was such a great collector and that we can still see and enjoy his vision.  Visit if you're in the area.
 Neptune Swimming Pool

Indoor Swimming Pool

The library at Hearst Castle (the photo doesn't do this room justice)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Denmark - Frederiksborg and Helsingor

These three pictures are from a daytrip to Frederiksborg Castle (very impressive) and Helsingor Castle (also known as Hamlet's castle).  It was a fun trip and very much worth the time and money.
Frederiksborg Castle

Frederiksborg Castle

Rocky Beach near Hamlet's Castle.  People have stacked these rocks into towers.  It is a very cool place. :)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Denmark - Copenhague

I meet up with two friends from the USA.  They were traveling in England and I was in Spain at the time.  We met up in Copenhague and had a great time exploring the city and doing day trips into the surrounding areas.  The photo to the left is of the water front.  Below are several pictures of Rosenburg Castle, which I highly recommend to anyone visiting Denmark.

Rosenburg Castle, Copenhague 

Rosenburg Castle, Copenhague 

Garden by Rosenburg Castle, Copenhague 

Rosenburg Castle, Copenhague

The Old Exchange Place

Friday, June 17, 2011

Stirling Scotland

Stirling Castle, Scotland

I have family that lived in Stirling several hundred years ago.  It is such a charming place.

Chimneys in Stirling

View from Striling Castle

Haunted Room in Stirling, Scotland (it was creepy)

Old Campell-McGregor House in Stirling - I have relatives from both clans.  (It is supposed to be haunted.)

Scotland Glasgow

Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cementary

Scotland Edinburgh

Edinburgh - Museum

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh from Carlton Hill

Friday, May 20, 2011


I always enjoy walking around Salamanca. Here are a few of my favorite buildings and places. To the right the Duarte Palace.  It is a city that is full of history and life.  Much of the life comes from the student population that has been coming to Salamanca for centuries.  It was a great trip this time, because on of my local friends was free to walk around and show me the city from a local's point of view.
Casa de las Conchas

Plaza Mayor, Salamanca


Thursday, March 24, 2011

San Francisco

I love the old houses in San Francisco