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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Hearst Castle Swimming!! nodp

Through my husband's job we were able to go swimming in the out door pool at Hearst Castle! We got there in the early evening and stayed for about two hours or less--the time went by so fast! We were the last ones on the last bus to go back down the hill. I must have taken pictures the whole time--I did swim! I may do some paintings from this time on the hill--Wow! what a place!
Today's revisited painting is, 'Grief Mask', grieving that I can't swim in that pool everyday!!


Dolores said...

Wow, I couldn't believe it when I first saw the photos. I didn't think people were allowed to swim there. How wonderful for you all. My friend and I went there on the tour a couple of years ago. I was impressed!

BTW, how can I get hold of the pattern for the dolls you made a couple of months back?

Susan Beauchemin said...

Hi Dolores--they only have a few open swim dates for employees and their families. It was pretty magical to immerse in the water on the hill top with all those wonderful sculptures everywhere!

I'm glad you reminded me about the doll pattern--I can easily trace the newspaper pattern I have and send that to you--send me a quick e-mail to with your address and I'll send that along!

martha miller said...

wOw!! OPULENT! what a rare treat! great pics!!!

Susan Beauchemin said...

Yes it was a rare treat!

Unknown said...

I'm so envious! Have you swum in the indoor pool as well?

Dean Grey said...

That is some pool, Susan!

Did you get to see any other parts of the "castle" or just the swimming areas?

I'm so glad you took pictures the whole time you were there. How else could we have seen it otherwise?


Susan Beauchemin said...

I know I'm months late in answering, but no Sheila, I haven't been in the indoor one.


Hi Dean, We were just at the pool and we could use the dressing rooms. The dressing rooms were so nice and warm--they were heated by the sun on the stucco building they were in--a row of small rooms that wrapped around the curve of the building--very cool! I mean warm!

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