Hearst Castle is open and can be reached from the south via Paso Robles and Cambria, but Highway One is closed from the north at Ragged Point.

neptune-painting

Many of the paintings collected by William Randolph Hearst feature religious or mythological scenes. This one was painted in the 17th Century by French artist Simon Vouet, and depicts the sea god, Neptune. It is installed as a ceiling painting in one of Casa Grande’s south duplexes.