This Week on 'California's Gold with Huell Howser' -- Hearst Castle and Getty Garden


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Monday @ 7:30PM -- "Neptune Pool"

Huell gets a behind-the-scenes tour and takes the "swim of a lifetime" in the Neptune pool at Hearst Castle, which is arguably one of the most spectacular pools in the world. It is fed by mountain water and is surrounded by ancient Roman columns and statues. Designed by architect Julia Morgan, the Neptune pool was constructed in 1924 and finally completed after several redesigns in 1936.

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Tuesday @ 7:30PM -- "Getty Garden"

The Central Garden, created by renowned artist Robert Irwin, lies at the heart of the Getty Center. The 134,000-square-foot design features a natural ravine and a tree-lined walkway that leads the visitor through an extraordinary experience of sights, sounds, and scents. Huell gets a special tour from Jim Duggan, the Central Garden's curatorial advisor and the gardeners who keep this living sculpture alive for everyone to enjoy.

Thursday @ 7:30PM -- "Bodie"
Ever been to a real-life ghost town? Well, this entire episode explores one of the last remnants of the Wild West. Now a state historic park, Bodie is regarded as one of the largest and best preserved examples of an authentic ghost town.

Friday @ 7:30PM -- "Paramount Ranch"

Huell looks back at 60-plus years of film history when he visits the Paramount Ranch. It has posed as Tombstone, Ariz., Dodge City, Kans., and has stood in for the rolling hills of Montana and the dusty streets of Laredo. Producers have even passed it off as 13th century China, colonial Salem, and the island of Java.

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Sunday @ 7:00PM -- "Farallon Islands"

Huell spends the day with biologists who live on the Farallon Islands, known as California's Galapagos, found 27 miles off the coast of San Francisco. These wild and remote islands are rich with not only flora and fauna, but human history as well.

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