The indoor Roman Pool at Hearst Castle is covered entirely of one-inch mosaic tiles made of colored glass or clear glass containing fused gold inside. The design mimics that of ancient Roman bath houses and (I’m going to guess) was a pretty awesome place to party.
Learn more about the pool and other awesome details of the castle here.
Another shot from Hearst Castle: The Gothic Study was W.R. Hearst’s executive board room and the main place where he conducted business while at the castle. The room was quite dim and I was doing this without a tripod–phew, that’s a lot of breath holding and concentration!
This was taken in San Francisco at sunrise about a month ago. I had arrived the night before and was jet lagged, so I woke up at 6am and wandered around the AT&T Park area, capturing this and other photos.
Last week I grabbed lunch with some friends in the Ferry Building on Embarcadero. Afterward I wandered upstairs to find that it’s surprisingly quite, a big shift from ground level. The second floor is not accessible to the public (without official business at least), but the guard let me grab a few shots.
I’ve thankfully escaped the cold of DC and upgraded to the slightly-less-chilly-but-still-cold of San Francisco. The sky was unusually clear this morning, so I decided to venture out last second to get a shot of the sunrise. Fortunately sunrise was at 7:20 so it wasn’t too hard to get out there.
This was taken at South Beach Park in SF, next to AT&T Park. The 60-foot statue to the right is “Sea Change” by Mark di Suvero. Enjoy.