在线词典,在线翻译

梦,圆在赫氏古堡

所属:成长励志 作者:webmaster 阅读:6162 次 评论:0 条 [我要评论]  [+我要收藏]

你也许浏览过《时尚》、《好管家》和《嘉人》。你或许也听说过这些绚丽杂志的所有者——赫斯特国际集团,是一家总部设在美国纽约的私有出版界巨头。不过你可能不知道有个叫威廉•伦道夫•赫斯特的寻梦人,他不仅创立了一个传媒帝国,还打造了一座真正的城堡——赫氏古堡,从而圆了他自己的梦想。
You may have glimpsed through Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping and Marie Claire. You may have heard about the owner of those florescent magazines—Hearst Corporation, a privately-held media conglomerate based in New York. But you may not know there was a dreamer called William Randolph Hearst, who realized his dream by building up not only the media empire, but also a real castle—the Hearst Castle.
赫氏古堡建在圣卢西亚山脉的一座小山上,海拔约490米。古堡位于加利福尼亚州中部的沿海地区,在旧金山以南约四百公里处。赫氏古堡的建筑风格虽然看上去比较古老,其实没那么久远。在1919 年至1947年间,一位叫朱莉娅•摩根的建筑师为报业巨头威廉•伦道夫•赫斯特设计了这座城堡。1957年,赫氏公司把这片地产捐赠给了加州政府。自那时起,这片建筑就被当作加州历史景区来加以维护,整片庄园、以及其中大量的艺术品和古董收藏都对公众开放。
Hearst Castle is built atop of a hill of the Santa Lucia Range at an altitude of about 490 meters. The Castle is on the coast of central California, about 400 kilometers south of San Francisco. With an ancient construction style, Hearst Castle is actually not as old as it looks. The castle was designed by architect Julia Morgan between 1919 and 1947 for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. In 1957, the Hearst Corporation donated the property to the state of California. Since then it has been maintained as a state historical park where the estate, and its considerable collection of art and antiques, is open for public tours.
旅游巴士载着我们来到城堡的入口。看到它第一眼的感觉就是惊艳,不仅仅是由于它的规模,还有遍布各处的罗马风格的雕塑。那种感觉一直伴随我度过了接下来的90分钟——穿过客厅、餐厅、若干间卧室和浴室——而这90分钟的走马观花也只看到了整个古堡的四分之一。古堡除了房间多之外,还有一个特色,那就是一个占地约半平方公里的花园和世界上最大的私家动物园。斑马和其他产于国外的动物还在此闲庭信步。古堡的另一个亮点是室外游泳池,那里视野广阔,可以俯瞰群山和太平洋。游泳池的庭院展现出了古罗马庙宇的风格。所有的柱子和砖瓦都是从欧洲运到这里,再就地重新组装起来的。
The tour shuttle took us up to the gate of the castle. The first sight of the castle was stunning, not only because of its size, but also the Roman style sculptures scattered in the lot. That feeling stayed with me for the next 90 minutes while I was walking through the living room, bedrooms, dining room and bathrooms—and that route covered only one-fourth of the entire castle. In addition to the numerous rooms, the castle also features a one-half square kilometers of gardens and the world largest private zoo. Zebras and other exotic animals still roam the grounds. One highlight of the castle is the outdoor pool, which offers an expansive vista of the mountains and the Pacific Ocean. The patio of the pool represents ancient Roman temple. All the pillars and bricks were transported from Europe and reassembled onsite.
威廉•伦道夫•赫斯特的孩童时代就曾和母亲游历欧洲各国。欧洲辉煌华丽的建筑给年幼的赫斯特留下了深刻印象。恰恰是这一印象激发了年轻的赫斯特要建造一座属于自己的宅邸的想法,而且它要融合多种建筑风格。经过与建筑师朱莉娅的几轮商榷之后,赫斯特觉得文艺复兴时期风格和巴洛克风格更符合自己的口味。
When William Randolph Hearst was a little kid, he traveled around the countries in Europe with his mom. The trip left him deep impression of those gorgeous constructions. That impression gave young Hearst the idea of building up a dwelling of his own, with various styles included. After several discussions with Julia, the architect, Hearst found Renaissance and Baroque are more to his taste.
43
2011-01-04 21:35 编辑:kuaileyingyu
分享到:
关注海词微博:
上一篇:清理心灵
发表评论:
表达一些您的想法吧!已有0条评论>>
登录,再发表评论
文明上网,理性发言!
>>精华推荐阅读
热门评论文章