Mushrooms, Pukaskwa National Park, Ontario, Canada
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Roman Pool Diving Platform, Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California

Published on November 6, 2013

Roman Pool Diving Platform, Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California

The diving platform and alcove in the Roman Pool. The staff told me that they ar allowed to use this one after hours, which seems like it must be a real kick.


Mushroom and Moss, The Shoals Provincial Park, Ontario

Published on November 5, 2013

Mushroom and Moss, The Shoals Provincial Park, Ontario

A close look at the ground cover around the bog of the Lonesome Bog Hiking Trail in The Shoals.


Plunge Pool, Multnomah Falls, Oregon

Published on November 4, 2013

Plunge Pool, Multnomah Falls, Oregon

The base of Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon.


Neptune Pool Temple, Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California

Published on October 30, 2013

Neptune Pool Temple, Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California

The temple elements that give the Neptune Pool its name.


The Noms, Oakland Zoo, Oakland, CA

Published on October 29, 2013

The Noms, Oakland Zoo, Oakland, CA

Mealtime for the North American river otters at the Oakland Zoo.


Shells and Pebbles, Redondo Beach, Half Moon Bay, CA

Published on October 28, 2013

Sand and Pebbles, Redondo Beach, Half Moon Bay, CA


Medieval Fencers Ceiling Painting, Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California, 2013

Published on October 23, 2013

Medieval Fencers Ceiling Painting, Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California, 2013

Hearst Castle has the ‘largest collection of antique ceilings in North America,’ which is to say, every ceiling in the building is an original historical ceiling from elsewhere. This one depicts four medieval figures with weapons: sword-and-buckler, spear-and-shield, sword-and-shield, and another with sword-and-buckler.


Lampshade #2(b), Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California

Published on October 22, 2013

Lampshade #2(b), Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California

The other side of the manuscript lampshade pictured earlier.

 


Roman Pool, Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California

Published on October 21, 2013

Roman Pool, Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California

The less grand of the two pools at the castle is nevertheless stunning in both size and decoration, with blue tiles and gold highlights predominating.


Bayeux Tapestry Lampshades, Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California

Published on October 18, 2013

Bayeux Tapestry Lampshades, Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California

These lampshades, painted with scenes from the Bayeux Tapestry, were in one of the fine rooms reserves for single women visitors to the castle. Despite W. R. Hearst living extramaritally with his girlfriend, rather than his wife, there were apparently strict rules of decorum for other single female guests.

 




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