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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Huntington Library-A Favorite Place To Be In San Marino, California

 The Huntington Library and Gardens is located in San Marino,
California which is neighboring Pasadena, California. Over 207 acres of
gardens and art galleries. Closed Tuesdays. Open 10:30-4:30 summer months.
All the following photos were taken in the Huntington Gallery which is the
building that houses the European art. It is located on the walk way to the
rose garden. I will be posting the rose garden next post. Mon amour and I
went here yesterday and I couldn't wait to share this with you.

I can't resist a beautiful chandelier. This one was made in 1832 in England.

Amazing stained glass window. This is easy to miss. I almost did.

"View on the Stour near Dedham"
Everything inside is taken without a flash. I really got lucky with my cheap little camera.

"The Blue Boy"

"Pinkie"

Amazing ceramics

Bust of George Washington just recently found in the basement.

Something a little shabby chic. "Cherub In The Roses"

     Walking the grounds of the Huntington Library

Lots of statues everywhere

Magnificent displays of colorful flowers



Pomegranate tree


Temple of Love
The grounds are huge. This is just a very small sampling of walking around the
Huntington. They have a dozen different gardens which includes the rose garden.
They have a Chinese garden, Japanese garden, Austrailian garden, desert garden,
Lily ponds, and Children's garden among them. The Japanese garden is under
construction and will re-open in April of 2012.


Front entrance taken from the parking lot. Parking is free.

21 comments:

beachcomber said...

lovely photos of the gallery and gardens. my fav is the pomegranate tree. i'd be interested to see what is in the australian garden.
cheryl x

adele said...

Great photo's...what a chandelier!!!
Your camera did a great job (and you of course!!). I'm in the same boat as you with my little point & shoot...hoping I'll be able to treat myself if my blog continues to gain momentum!
Thanks for stopping by earlier...hope you try the Mojito's.
Would you be prepared to follow me? I'm trying to build my followers (I'm already following you) xoxo

retrorevival.biz said...

You're fortunate to have such a beautiful place so near you. The chandelier is to DIE! Oh, how I'd love a chandelier in every room of our house!
~Cindy

Michelle Lee said...

lovely post!

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Whoa! This is a fantastic post, my friend!

Loving that gorgeous chandelier. That makes me smile! :-)

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Vintage Tea Time said...

Excellent photos! Love that garden - it's the look I'm aiming for, only in miniature! Abby x

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Wow, I could see myself spending hours there just admiring all those magnificient paintings! The garden looks so beautiful with all the flowers! xoxoxoo

Camille said...

those stained glass windows are really something! i think somebody here is addicted to flowers!!

Erin said...

You capture magnificent photos! I love the pomegranate tree and the photos of "The Blue Boy" and "Pinkie" so beautiful!

xx

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Syrious said...

AMAZING FLOWERS!!!
cute blog! i'm following you hope you'll do the same if you like my blog :)
sweet italian kisses xoxo

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the fishermans cottage said...

Lovely flowers and an amazing place x

flowers on my table said...

What a sparkley chandelier, I love it! What a fab place to visit. I have been scrolling down your previous posts and having a great time. My Mum lived in Solana Beach for a while and I visited her there. I didn't think I was going to like California, but I loved it! I can just feel the heat in the photos of your friends place...wonderful! Your rose card and Mocha tray are very pretty, I love the rag dolls with the script fabric too! Have a wonderful day, love Linda x oh and thankyou so much for visiting!

Sarah gibbs said...

beautiful chandellier its magnificient & how beautiful is that stain glass window. Some pretty flowers to cheer up the day too lovely post

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

How wonderful to have such an awesome place so close to where you live! Love that chandelier.

Design Elements said...

magnificent place!

FashionJazz said...

This place is stunning! Happy Thursday xx

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dear,

What a treat to walk the grounds, of the botanical gardens and visit the splendid European Art Galleries! You're lucky for living there. Thanks for sharing this with us readers.
Loved your new rose and beautiful butterfly bush for your garden. And... the 'apple' glasses. People keep thinking up new and unique things!

Have a great weekend.

Lots of love,

Mariette

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Oh my! the chandelier!! You are so lucky to live nearby. I have seen many exhibitions advertised here that would be wonderful to visit. Thanks so much for your visits and kind remarks. I so much appreciate the feedback.

Bine Beldecor said...

thanks for visiting... I love museums and galleries and the atmosphere... wonderful pictures you have made. It seems to be very special place with the wonderful gardens around.
Have a great weekend, warm greetings
Bine

white flower farmhouse said...

So lovely, and a wonderful reminder of my visit there with my husband, a few years back. Thank you!

Susu Paris Chic said...

So much beauty!