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Watery Wednesday #110: Hearst Castle Outdoor Pool

14 Jun

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The Neptune Pool is the name of the outdoor swimming pool at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California. It is fed by mountain water and is surrounded by ancient Roman style columns and statues. Designed by architect Julia Morgan, the Neptune Pool was started in 1924 and was finally completed after several redesigns and re-buildings in 1936. [wiki]

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Posted by on June 14, 2011 in Watery Wednesday

 

28 responses to “Watery Wednesday #110: Hearst Castle Outdoor Pool

  1. Sivinden

    June 14, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Looks luxurious!

     
  2. SquirrelQueen

    June 14, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Beautiful shots, I love the reflections in the last photo.

     
  3. Cecilia Artista

    June 14, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Wow – what a beautiful place!

     
  4. EG Wow, Canada

    June 14, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Very classy!

     
  5. Riet

    June 14, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Wow how beautiful and special

     
  6. Karen

    June 14, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Oh…I would be so tempted to dive right in!

     
  7. 2sweetnsaxy

    June 14, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Stunning! Funny, a co-worker and I were just talking about how we’d like to visit Hearst Castle one day.

     
  8. robert

    June 14, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Summer !

    Please have a good Wednesday.

    daily athens

     
  9. genie

    June 14, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    The true essence of opulence. I cannot imagine having a pool like that at your home…oops…I meant castle. I can think of lots of ways to spend all of that money, and they do not include a swimming pool. Your shots are great and give the view a real feel for what it might be like standing there in person. genie

     
  10. Eileen

    June 14, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Wow, what a gorgeous pool. Your photos are beautiful.

     
  11. A Vermont Girl

    June 14, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Oh, it’s so inviting!! I could really close my eyes and just dream of swimming there!!

     
  12. Kim, USA

    June 15, 2011 at 2:26 am

    This pool is very fancy. Can’t swim there wearing shorts ^_^ ^_^

    Vegetation

     
  13. Mrs.D

    June 15, 2011 at 4:40 am

    now this is pretty awesome…oh my!

     
  14. Janaki

    June 15, 2011 at 5:11 am

    A vast pool fit for a king ๐Ÿ™‚

     
  15. Nicolette

    June 15, 2011 at 7:37 am

    What an extraordinary swimming pool…

     
  16. Rosie@travel-i-tales

    June 15, 2011 at 9:04 am

    You could house dolphins there, it is so huge. Beautiful captures.
    Rosie

     
  17. Christy

    June 15, 2011 at 10:01 am

    This a pool worth swimming in! Loved it!

    Christy

     
  18. docgelo

    June 15, 2011 at 10:43 am

    lavishly beautiful.

     
  19. PM

    June 15, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    the first photo looked so cool! makes me want to take a dive right now! ๐Ÿ™‚

     
  20. Martha Z

    June 15, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Too bad the tour doesn’t include a dip in the pool.

     
  21. kanak7

    June 15, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Wow! What a place! Fit for a king!

     
  22. Luna Miranda

    June 15, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    it’s simply grand. i wish they’d allow kids to enjoy the pool.:p

     
  23. Linda Makiej

    June 15, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Wonderful watery Wednesday shot!!

     
  24. Irene

    June 15, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    What a gorgeous pool! So inviting!

     
  25. Yogi

    June 15, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    It has been since the mid 1980’s since I visited the Hearst Castle but I loved the pool best.

     
  26. Kay Davies

    June 15, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    My favorite part of the whole Hearst Castle property.
    โ€” K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

     
  27. chubskulit

    June 16, 2011 at 1:39 am

    Beautiful shot!s

    Late Visiting for WW, here’s my Watery Wednesday. Drop by when you can, thanks!

     
  28. Tricia

    June 16, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    I’ve seen that pool in videos & movies & it’s always sooo beautiful! I didn’t know it was fed by mountain water… very cool! =)

     

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