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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Huntington Library Japanese Gardens - September 19, 2012


Just a few photos of our day trip to The Huntington in San Marino, CA.  We visited the Japanese Garden area with my daughter's Aikido club.

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A private, nonprofit institution, The Huntington was founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington, an exceptional businessman who built a financial empire that included railroad companies, utilities, and real estate holdings in Southern California.
The botanical gardens were part of Huntington's Estate.  In the former home of Huntington, there is quite an art gallery that includes Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy.  We just visited the Japanese Garden section of the vast estate.








26 comments:

  1. That looks like such a lovely place for photos and to wander.

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  2. I love Koi ponds. This place look so peaceful, how appropriate that it's by a library :)
    Thanks for sharing & for the linky

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  3. Looks like a beautiful place to visit!

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  4. Beautiful! Love the shot of the koi!

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  5. Gorgeous pictures and what a beautiful garden.

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  6. Beautiful pictures and beautiful place!

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  7. My family would make trips to visit The Huntington when I was a child. Thanks for helping bring back wonderful memories!

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  8. Wonderful picture! Thanks so much for sharing. We have a small one near our home too. I live a few blocks away from Fox River, and down the road a piece and across the river they have a small one that's not as pretty as this one, but nice to go see. Pure serenity!

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  9. That is so beautiful. I love the photo. I forgot today was ww- long day!

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  10. Lovely gardens, and greetings from the Royal Botanic Gardens here in Sydney!!

    Mines up as well at AussiePomm - Cymbidium Orchids

    Have a great WW!!

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  11. Lovely picture of the Japanese garden and koi. Am thinking of bringing the kids to the Japanese garden here one of these days.

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  12. That is so beautiful! I love the history of it, too. Is Huntington Beach named for him?

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  13. Thanks for the linky, I have a linky on my WW post as well...
    http://su.pr/1SXQOE

    and fill out your info here if you want your linkies on my future directory
    http://su.pr/2pGQPN

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  14. What an awesome picture of the koi. I wish I had that kind of talent. Well done.

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  15. What a beautiful, serene looking place

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  16. Stunning. I could spend hours there....literally.
    and I wouldn't blog, tweet...ok, maybe Pin a pic, but mostly...just breathe.

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  17. Looks very relaxing and soothing. I could stare at the pond all day.

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  18. Sublimely beautiful...thanks for sharing these!

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  19. These are great, it looks like a nice place to spend the day!

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  20. I did not know you did WW too. I love this garden!!!!

    I tried to link up but couldn't. Anyway, come by to my photography blog. Totally different than my other blog! :)
    ~Naila Moon

    http://imaphotographicgenius.blogspot.com/2012/09/wordlessish-wedsept-19-2012.html

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  21. What a beautiful garden!! I LOVE the bridge :)

    Happy WW!
    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  22. Thank you for visiting Wordless Wednesday at http://acts17verse28.blogspot.com/. I appreciate you stopping by and sharing what you’ve been shooting! And please visit this week’s Observing Beauty linky, too – it’s up and running!
    I hope to see you again soon.
    Have a great week,
    NCSue

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