John & Anne Wiley

2011/07/12

Hope expanded

Filed under: Aviation,by Anne,Flying,Has Photos,Nature,SB Region — Anne @ 20:40

John showed some of Hope Ranch in his last bog post, and I’m adding a photo I took the same day.   These were on 7-9-11, the day royals William and Kate came to the Santa Barbara Polo Club in Carpinteria, and we took a flight to see what we could capture.

When on the east coast, the homes and properties in the area around White Plains, in Westchester county, NY made these places in Hope Ranch seem small…

1552 Hope Ranch

1552 Hope Ranch

As we continued our flight toward the polo grounds, I enjoyed this view taken back across my, co-pilot seat, right shoulder

1555 Harbor & Wharf

1555 Harbor & Wharf

So, the places at Hope Ranch are lovely, but in terms of overall space, I think Oprah’s mansion in Montecito outdoes them all.  The spout in upper photo is actually a tall fountain on a lake in her back yard, and you can see how the property extends further out of sight at the top.  Well, there is another lake, unseen in this photo, that would be further below the photo, thus her front ‘yard’ is quite large.  It looks out across an expanse to the ocean, of course, something the Westchester folks don’t have!  Oh, and the pool on the right side of this photo is not someone else’s place – it is at Oprah’s poolside Guest house.

1559 Oprah's digs

1559 Oprah's digs

Pretty amazing place. What do you think?

~by Anne

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