Sunday, June 17, 2007

Around and about

This past week I was in Paso Robles CA, visiting the family of my boyfriend. I had my kids with me, and despite long hours in the car and proximity sickness (aka too much time together) the trip was a resounding success.

We went to the coast and toured through Hearst Castle, a hilltop paradise built by newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst in the early 20th century. I have 2 favorite parts of the estate that I want to mention.

First: the Neptune Pool (outdoor). It makes me crazy with wanting to jump in the water. Behold. (I apologize for the bad lighting. I wanted to increase the brightness so my daughter could be seen better.)


The second thing is a statue in the front entry of the main house that I WANT. I loved it. We couldn't get close because there is a tile mosaic on the floor and they don't want the masses tromping upon it. Enjoy.

Anyone who may have an idea as to the name or artist of this statue would be my BFF.

8 comments:

Paul M said...

I don't know the artist but here's a closer picture of it anyway...

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Just one of many said...

I'm BFF!
The statue is entitled "Pygmalion adn Galatea". Inspired by Ovid's poem. Created by French artist Jean Gerome in 1892! LOVE IT!!

Just one of many said...

Totally can't spell today...yikes!

La said...

OMG I love the story of Pygmalion. Now I have a new favorite thing, right up there with dragonflies, rainbows, and Erasure. :)

Bull said...

Fill flash. It seems strange to use the flash when it's bright out, but on many cameras you can force the camera to flash which will help fill in the detail on the shaded subject in the foreground without overexposing the background.

Hope things are going well with you.

Bishop Rick said...

JOOM,

That is quite impressive.

Sister Mary Lisa said...

Love the statute as well. Thanks for sharing!

Just one of many said...

Not impressive...I called the estate!!!