Entrance to the Cloisters
- Description: View of the formal gardens and entrance into the cloisters. In 1925, William Randolph Hearst purchased this ancient monastery in Spain during his travels and had it disassembled and brought to America. William Randolph Hearst was the son of a millionaire who was given his father's newspaper company in California. Eventually he would become a newspaper mogul owning papers in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Seattle, and Boston. His newspapers and magazines would help spark the use of the term "yellow journalism" due to unprofessional journalism practiced by his news agencies. Hearst and his publications are even said to have encouraged the Spanish-American war through its exaggerations of political events. Some of his magazines are still in existence today including Cosmopolitan, National Geographic, and Town and Country. Despite his success, much of his empire would be lost in the Great Depression. This in turn affected the rebuilding of the Spanish monastery for which there was not enough money to finance. The monastery would not be purchased and rebuilt until 1952.
- Keywords: entrance, St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church, Ancient Spanish Monastery, cloister, monastery, tree, garden, plant
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- Source: Florida Center for Instructional Technology, Exploring Florida: Social Studies Resources
for Students and Teachers (Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, 2009)
- County: Miami-Dade
- Date of Photo: 7/31/2007
- Photographer: Roy Winkelman