Castles in the Sky


The last time I drove the coast of California, I was rushed and I didn’t get to see it in the detail that I wanted. By the time I had reached Hearst Castle coming south down the PCH, it was closed. This time around I was not going to let this happen. This place definitely is a castle built in the sky!

I knew this would be a total tourist trap, but I was determined to get some photos with no one in the frame. The tour started with a six mile bus ride up the hill to the castle and then a walk through the garden to the famous pool that you have all seen pictured in Oprah and various other TV shows. I did some very cool wide angle and fisheye work here and managed to get no one in the frame.

I was then led through many rooms, gardens, guest houses and all along the way was told the story of the castle and its builder, William Hearst.

I will skip over the detailed descriptions and let my images do most of the talking. Also, you should really try to visit the castle at some point because it is a marvel of engineering and just amazing to look at.

Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle


About Andrew Pateras

Andrew has lived in the GTA all his life and a good portion of his adult life has been devoted to sales. He studied Business Information Systems Management at Ryerson University. From there, he worked in sales for tier one organizations such as Hewlett Packard, Epson and Intel. Then as North American Sales Manager for GAP Adventures, he gained even more experience in negotiation and client service. Andrew has been a licensed real estate sales person since 2006. In 2007, Andrew also began a new venture in professional photography. Over the next number of years, he travelled on assignment all over the world. This is why he is meticulous when it comes to your marketing images! To say Andrew's travel and photography experience is extensive would definitely be an understatement. He has journeyed to remote and exotic locations in 48 countries on all six continents in search of adventure and authentic cultural experiences. Whether it is diving with great white sharks in South Africa, in a cage with Bengal tigers in northern Thailand or perched atop a land cruiser, photographing rhinos and lions in the Serengeti, he has likely photographed any holiday experience you can imagine. In 2015, Andrew earned the Directors Platinum award from Royal LePage for outstanding sales performance. Andrew's commitment as your real estate professional is to provide you with the specialized real estate service you deserve. Whether you're buying or selling, contact him with any questions that you may have. His promise to you is that your experience will be both stress-free and enjoyable. His focus is always YOU and the results you can expect from him.

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