The Hearst Castle at San Simeon was the ultimate in excess and obsession. This is the external pool and the internal one is even more spectactular
New York New York was my favourite casino/hotel complex in Las Vegas - I loved the architecture and the attempt to make it look like the New York skyline
This was our hotel room at the Pine Rose Inn near Yosemite - note the jacuzzi to the left. The room also has a stairway going nowhere which had three quilts draped over the bannister. The selling point was that you could sit in the jacuzzi and watch tv which of course you couldn't hear over the water jets. It also took an hour to fill enough to cover the jets but the breakfast was wonderful.
They were doing a controlled burn in the Mariposa Grove in Yosemite - home of the Giant Sequoias - the setting sunlight through the smoke was beautiful
Yosemite takes your breath away with its size and beauty