Monday, August 20, 2012

U.S Part 7/10 Back to L.A - San Francisco

Continuation from U.S Trip

Santa Ynez Valley's Danish Village of Solvang.

A very quaint and picturesque village with windmills and northern European-styled architecture. Love the architecture. Vintage little tables and chairs. Lovely sky, adorable clouds. Though nothing much to buy. =P

Had our lunch here. Their fried chicken was pretty good.

See me see me? Right picture, right at the bottom. =P Again, the picture is blur......Sigh......

We then adjourned to Hearst Castle. Erm actually, we were only at the foot of the castle because the journey up was too far. I dont know how far, maybe few hours or so, it's just too much for our itinerary to handle so our tour guide skipped that. ZzzZzz. 

So yes, we're at Hearst Castle Visitor Center instead. Hearst Castle has an entrance fee of US$25, and purportedly built at the cost of millions by the famous newspaper tycoon, William Randolph Hearst. It was also claimed that the castle with it's surrounding estate have 165 rooms filled with priceless antiques and works of art, as well as an ornate gilt-bordered swimming pool. Too bad I dont get to see it.

Back to the tour bus....and our next stop is Stanford University which is located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley

"Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions, the tranquil campus is home to a rich collection of historical and contemporary buildings."

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