February 26, 2013

Huntington Library

Hello everyone! On Sunday I went to the Huntington Library in Pasadena with my parents and let me tell you... That place is beautiful~ They had everything there: art, plants, history, architecture, statues, and good food. What more do you want in life?

Everyone was taking pictures of bees pollinating so I thought I should too.
The tropical rainforest observatory center.

I went to the Desert Plants area first, which had huge cacti. I never realized how tall they can get. Then I made my way to the Japanese Gardens. It felt like Edo Japan, or how I imagine it to be like. Looking at all the different bonsai made me want one myself, but I heard they're very hard to manage. After the Japanese Gardens, I went to look at art, which always gets me excited~ There were a lot of Greek-inspired architecture around the premises and the European art was mostly from the Greek, Roman, French, and Italian age. There was also American modern art and historical art. I recognized one illuminated manuscript I learned in class which was The Book of Hours, so it was pretty awesome seeing something I've learned in person. It was also cool seeing the original "A Single Man" manuscript. I've seen the movie, but have never read the book. It's a brilliant and beautiful movie, really. The rainforest observatory had to be one of the greatest things there. It was so humid and moist, I felt like I was in a real rainforest! 

UO necklace | brown leather jacket | UO graphic tee | F21 skinnies | JC Desmond

We went to Old Town Pasadena for dinner and I stopped by the AA store and MAC and picked up a little something.

The Huntington Library is great for all you art and shrubbery lovers! I had a great time in LA and hope to stop by there again. As always, thank you for reading~