San Simeon, CA, USA: The Hearst Castle Gothic Study contains books and was used as the executive board room by William Randolph Hearst.

Swimming pool

This is the Neptune swimming pool at Hearst Castle.

Castles, Chateaus, Forts

Dining room

The Dining room of Hearst Castle, San Simeon by Jeremiah Christopher


This amazing place is in one of the two peak towers atop Hearst Castle. Getting up into these rooms via tiny, twisting stairways is not the easiest thing in the world. The paths in and out of these bedrooms are almost so serpentine that they seem secret.