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Love Exploring Logo By Ella Buchan of Love Exploring | Slide 2 of 53: This California landmark, perched above the state's ruggedly beautiful Central Coast, is the impeccably realized manifestation of one man’s ultimate dream. That man was publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst, who was inspired by the ‘Grand Tour’ of Europe he took with his mother as a boy.

Hearst Castle, California, USA

This California landmark, perched above the state's ruggedly beautiful Central Coast, is the impeccably realized manifestation of one man’s ultimate dream. That man was publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst, who was inspired by the ‘Grand Tour’ of Europe he took with his mother as a boy.

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