Sunday, April 09, 2006

Backfill: Something to which we all aspire?

William Randolph Hearst was an influential media magnate of the pre-digital era.

He built a modest country home on the top of a mountain overlooking the Pacific Ocean north of San Luis Obispo, California.

You may have seen documentaries about Hearst’s San Simeon residence looped endlessly on various cable vacation & “house and garden porn” channels – and lucky for you, because we could barely see it from the veranda of the visitor center, where pre-booked tours depart.

We decided against spending $20 each to view the decadence up close and personal.

When NA Confidential begins turning a profit (huh?), perhaps our relationship with Hearst and his journalistic and architectural legacy can be redefined.

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