Saturday, February 5, 2011

San Simeon gardens

I hope you've been enjoying my series on San Simeon! I have been concentrating on the interiors as they're rarely seen and certainly less known than the exteriors. I plan on a post on the gardens at some point but that has obviously not been my focus. Needless to say, the exterior is as breathtaking, if not more so, than the interiors.
After this trip to Miami I hope to have other house tours as well, including the equally over the top gorgeous Vizcaya. I just had to post the above photo from the gardens at San Simeon as the statue reminded me so much of Princess Leia! Happy Weekend!

14 comments:

Renée Finberg said...

s,
have fun.
you will love it.

xx

Mark D. Ruffner said...

Ha, ha! I love the Princess Leia statue! That very well could have been the inspiration for the character.

Divine Theatre said...

I'll be waiting right here! *drums fingers*

Michael said...

We just got back from Miami Beach and had a great time! It was in the 70's!! Make sure you take a stroll down Lincoln Road for great shopping and fantastic people watching.

My Mother took me to San Simeon many times as a kid. Even then it left quite an impression on me.

quintessence said...

Too funny - and that almost looks like a mini light saber in her hand!! Hope you and Heather have a wonderful cruise. Look forward to your recap!

The Devoted Classicist said...

Victoria Kastner, the historian at Hearst Castle, is currently giving a series of presentations around the country in conjunction with the Royal Oak Foundation. Decorative Arts Trust is bringing her to Memphis Brooks Museum of Art on March 12.

theduchessofH said...

Hi Stefan, I have more than a month of your posts to catch up on!
I wish I had not been so remiss, as I would have read you were at the DCOTA. Michael T. was visiting me in Marco Island while you were there. I'm so kicking myself! We would have driven over. I would have loved to meet you!

I'm really impressed with your photographs. What type of camera are you using?

Robert Webber said...

Surprised u asked the first question, given our comments!
Look forward to the gardens post.
Best
Robert

Woody said...

Hahaha! That's great!

The Down East Dilettante said...

That statue really is just over the top camp! Love it!

And hope you're having fun in Miami---it is definitely one of the most visually stimulating cities on the continent.

I'll be fascinated to read your impressions of Vizcaya---it makes an interesting contrast to San Simeon.

Thombeau said...

The entire series has been fabulous and your photos are great! Kudos!

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How Beautiful, only in my wildest dreams could I visit a place so romantic and lovely, I love your blog it encourages me to dream, dream big and I thank you!

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This is wonderful garden. The statue is very well situated and it's define something.

spider veins said...

This statue is really just above the camp. I'm really impressed with the photos. What type of camera are you using? At the same time I like shooting angle.